Jiangsu writer pioneers Chinese micro-fiction
Writer Ling Dingnian, a native of Taicang, Jiangsu province, recently had an English translation of his successful micro-fiction collection published in Canada.
Born in 1951, Ling is a prestigious author of micro-fiction and has won a string of awards both at home and from overseas literary organizations.
He is a member of the China Writers Association and the secretary general of the World Chinese Micro-Fiction Association. Ling is also vice president of an international research center focused on Jin Ping Mei, or The Plum in the Golden Vase, a noted Chinese work of prose fiction.
Over the years, Ling has written and published 45 books and more than 5,000 articles for famous domestic and international literary magazines. He has proven himself an acclaimed essayist, novelist and poet, with many of his works included in Chinese and foreign literature textbooks.
Zhang Baihua, translator of Ling’s micro-fiction collection, is renowned for her outstanding and successful contributions to micro-fiction translations. Zhang is a professor at the Foreign Languages School of the Inner Mongolia University of Technology, and a prolific academic researcher, writer and literary translator.
Ling Dingnian receives a poetry award from the World Academy of Arts and Culture for his poetry excellence and contribution to the 32 World Congress of Poets held in Israel. [Photo provided to China Daily]
Ling Dingnian poses for a photograph to mark a 2011 micro-fiction study tour in the United States. [Photo provided to China Daily]