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LOTR of Chinese Literature Finally Gets Translated: Today in Books

Epic Trilogy Of Chinese Literature Gets A Translation

Though Louis Cha’s writing has been compared to J.R.R. Tolkien’s in scope and imagination, many English-speaking readers are unaware of his work because it hasn’t been translated. Writing under the pen name Jin Yong, Cha has published celebrated wuxia (martial-arts related) fiction, including the Condor Trilogy, a 1957 epic series that’s being compared to The Lord of the Rings. Translators have cited the difficulty of translating the work as the reason behind the lack of Cha translations, but now the trilogy will be translated into 12 books in English. The first volume of the first book, A Hero Born, is translated by Anna Holmwood and scheduled for a February 2018 publication date.

The New A Wrinkle In Time Poster Is Gorgeous

Have you seen it have you seen it? The movie poster for the upcoming A Wrinkle in Time adaption is out and gives us a look at the cast, including the celestials. It’s beautiful–check it out. Ava DuVernay‘s adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s novel follows Meg Murry, played by Storm Reid, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin as they journey into alternate dimensions to bring home their father. Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, and Reese Witherspoon will star as the three celestials in the film, which hits movie theaters March 2018.

Liz Phair Signs Two-Book Deal

Did you used to rock out and/or get moody to Liz Phair in the 90s? Did you wonder about her life, and where she got inspiration for the lyrics that deftly spoke to your angst? You might have a chance to find out. Phair signed a two-book deal with Random house. The first is a memoir of Phair’s “experiences with fame, heartbreak, motherhood, and everything in between,” and will be entitled Horror Stories. Once it’s out, you can dig up those scratched CDs and tap into some 90s nostalgia.