What Makes You Write?

Diego Arboleda, Sergio del Molino, Lao Jian |

Two Spanish writers and one Chinese writer explore the motivation to communicate in words. Diego, a former bookseller turned writer won the National Children’s and Young People’s Literature award for the improbably titled It is Forbidden to read Lewis Carroll. Sergio has won prizes for his fiction, some based on haunting personal experiences, but also writes short stories, non-fiction and a newspaper column. Lao Jian, is a Suzhou native, novelist and media worker who is passionate about reading and the future of Chinese culture. Wendy Zhu, Director of the Suzhou Writer’s Association and a fully published and translated author in her own right will facilitate this session.