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Andrea Lingenfelter

Translator, Chinese
Andrea Lingenfelter is a Bay Area–based writer, scholar of Chinese literature, and translator of fiction (including Farewell My Concubine and Candy) and poetry (including the 2012 Northern California Book Award–winning collection The Changing Room: Selected Poems of Zhai Yongming). A 2014 NEA Translation Grant awardee and 2013–14 Kiriyama Fellow at the Center for the Pacific Rim at the University of San Francisco, she is translating Wang Anyi’s novel Scent of Heaven and Hon Lai Chu’s The Kite Family. (Photo credit:
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