Xi Chuan

Xi Chuan is a Chinese poet, essayist and translator. Born in 1963 in Jiangsu province, he graduated from the English Department of Beijing University in 1985. Previously a visiting adjunct professor at New York University (2007), an Orion visiting artist at University of Victoria, Canada (2009), and professor of Chinese literature at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, he is currently professor of Beijing Normal University. Xi Chuan has published nine collections of poems, including Depth and Shallowness (2006) and A Dream’s Worth (2013), two books of essays and two books of critical writings, in addition to a play and numerous translations of Ezra Pound, Jorge Luis Borges, Czeslaw Milosz, Gary Snyder and others. His awards include National Lu Xun Prize for Literature (2001), Cultural China: Person of the Decade (2001-2011) by Shanghai Oriental Morning Post. He was also one of the top ten winners of the 1999 Weimar International Essay Prize Contest, Germany. His work has been widely anthologized and translated and published in more than twenty countries. His book Notes on the Mosquito: Xi Chuan /Selected Poems translated by Lucas Klein was published by New Directions, New York, 2012, and was awarded ALTA’s 2013 Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize and was shortlisted for American 2013 Best Translated Book Award.

西川 诗人、散文和随笔作家、翻译家,1963年生于江苏,1985年毕业于北京大学英文系。曾任美国纽约大学东亚系附属访问教授(2007)、加拿大维多利亚大学写作系奥赖恩访问艺术家(2009),北京中央美术学院人文学院教授、图书馆馆长,西川现为北京师范大学特聘教授。出版有九部诗集、诗文集,其中包括《深浅》(2006)和《够一梦》(2013),另出版有两部随笔集、两部评著、一部诗剧。此外,他还翻译有庞德、博尔赫斯、米沃什、盖瑞.施奈德等人的作品。西川曾获鲁迅文学奖(2001)、上海《东方早报》“文化中国十年人物大奖(2001-2011)”、腾讯书院文学奖致敬诗人奖(2015)、德国魏玛全球论文竞赛十佳(1999)等。其诗歌和随笔被收入多种选本并被广泛译介,发表于二十多个国家的报刊杂志。纽约新方向出版社于2012年出版英译《蚊子志:西川诗选》(译者Lucas Klein),该书入围2013年度美国最佳翻译图书奖并获美国文学翻译家协会2013年卢西恩.斯泰克亚洲翻译奖等。

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