MaLa Issue 3 June 2013 Now Available
MaLa – the Chengdu Bookworm Literary Journal is a collection of new writing from China and beyond, including short fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry and work in translation, supported by art works and photography.
Issue 3, Arrivals and Departures, is now available at the Chengdu Bookworm, Renmin Nan Lu, Section 4, #28, Yu Jie East Street, No 2-7, Chengdu, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The price is 20 yuan.
This issue presents new writing from China and beyond that focuses on the shifts of perception and meaning inherent in changing location. Arrivals and Departures is an apt theme for a journal based in a city undergoing transformation, in a nation in transition.
Once again the members of the Chengdu Bookworm Writing Group form the backbone of the journal, joined by voices from around the country as well as established names who have appeared in Bookworm venues in China. Like its predecessors and the fiery alliance that gives it its name, MaLa III is an East-West collusion, a crossing of borders and boundaries. We hope you enjoy the journey.
Featured in this issue:
- Fiction of homecoming and leave taking by Alai, Liao Hui, Deng Shun;
- Leaving for the City: Tom Miller on the impact and implications of China’s urbanization;
- Lionel Shriver on visiting China, writing character and receiving criticism;
- Björn Wahlström on leaving Shanghai for Hong Kong;
- Poetry by Guo Liang, CJ Bowerbird, Ashley Reynolds, William Ellis, Elizabeth Schultz;
- Space, Time and its Body Pioneers: Sophia Kidd explores live art and new media in Chengdu;
- Images, including Handmade Collage and Digital Media, by Kelsey Parks and Leslie Mills.
The last issue of MaLa looked at geological fractures and beyond, to intersections of gender, class, age and culture. Featured in the Faultlines Issue:
- Reportage and Memoir from the Wenchuan earthquake, and documentation by photojournalist Lei Yu;
- Chengdu photographer Zhou An’s images of Shuijingfang;
- Poetry in Translation by Xi Yongjun, Han Dong and Ma Yan;
- New Fiction from the Chengdu Bookworm Writing Group and beyond;
- Interviews with Bi Feiyu, Jonathan Watts, Peter Hessler;
- Original works by David Sedaris, Murong Xuecan, Qiu Xiaolong, Nury Vittachi;
- Excerpts from new works by Ian Buruma, Fergal Keane, Graham Earnshaw, Roy Kesey and Michael Kohn.