Cao Wenxuan's Dragonfly Eyes to be published by Walker

Cao Wenxuan's Dragonfly Eyes to be published by Walker

Leading Chinese children's writer Cao Wenxuan, winner of the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award, is to publish a new book with Walker in January 2020. Dragonfly Eyes is  translated by Helen Wang, who also translated Cao's previous novel with Walker, Bronze and Sunflower.

Speaking to The Bookseller at the Beijing International Book Fair, at the stand of his Chinese publisher Phoenix, Cao explained that Dragonfly Eyes is based on the true family story of a woman he met while giving a lecture in one of China's regions. Seeing her mixed ethnicity, he asked her about her background, and the s...

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