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China in the World - Our People - CIW - ANU, 19 Jan 2015 [cached]
Linda Jaivin, Consultant, CIW Editorial Advice
Linda Jaivin and Dr Sophie ..., 22 July 2014 [cached]
Linda Jaivin and Dr Sophie McIntyre
Linda Jaivin in conversation with Dr Sophie McIntyre
Join us as Linda and Sophie consider their experiences of Taiwan and mainland China - Linda will discuss her impressions of the Mainland during the 1980s whilst Sophie will reflect upon her engagement with contemporary Taiwanese art.
Join us as Linda and Sophie consider their experiences of Taiwan and mainland China - Linda will discuss her impressions of the Mainland during the 1980s whilst Sophie will reflect upon her engagement with contemporary Taiwanese art.
Linda Jaivin is the author of eleven books, including the the recent Quarterly Essay Found in Translation: In Praise of a Plural World, her seventh novel, The Empress Lover (April 2014) and the non-fiction Beijing (June 2014). Her first novel was the comic-erotic international best-seller Eat Me. Her fifth, The Infernal Optimist, a dark comedy set in Villawood Immigration Detention Centre, was short-listed for the 2007 Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. Linda has also written for the stage and she is a literary translator from Chinese, with a specialty in film subtitles. She is an editorial consultant and visiting fellow at the ANU's Australian Centre on China in the World.
Sydney Writers' Centre podcast: Linda Jaivin - course at the Sydney Writers' Centre, 24 July 2011 [cached]
Podcast with Linda Jaivin Linda Jaivin is the author of eight books, including the bestseller Eat Me - a romp through the lives of four Sydney women and their erotic exploits. Eat Me was her first novel and was a bestseller in Australia and overseas.
Though she was born in the US, Linda lived in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong for nine years and has been an Australian citizen for over 20 years. As well as being a best-selling author of fiction, she's also an academic, translator (from Chinese) and writes extensively on art, culture and China. She's a fellow in the Pacific and Asian History Division at the ANU. In 2001 she published The Monkey and The Dragon, about her friendship with a Taiwanese pop star. She has also written several plays.
Now, Linda, when and how did you decide that writing was going to be one of your main careers?
On that note, I could talk to you for hours Linda.
The Naher Agency | » Linda Jaivin, 7 Mar 2015 [cached]
Linda Jaivin The Naher Agency | > Linda Jaivin
Linda Jaivin
In 2014, Fourth Estate HarperCollins published Linda Jaivin's seventh novel, The Empress Lover, to critical acclaim. Also in 2014, Reaktion Press published her non-fiction Cityscopes guide to Beijing, titled Beijing.
Linda Jaivin's first novel, the comic-erotic Eat Me, was a bestseller in Australia for seven months and was published in a dozen countries; as Mange Moi, it became a bestseller in France as well.
The Melbourne Age called Linda Jaivin's third novel, Miles Walker, You're Dead 'rapier sharp' and the Bulletin said it was 'a treat not to be missed.' After that came the novella Dead Sexy, and then in 2006, the novel The Infernal Optimist, a dark comedy set in an immigration detention centre which the Sydney Morning Herald labelled 'an Australian Catch-22' and which was shortlisted for the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal in 2007.
It was published by Fourth Estate (HarperCollins Australia) in March 2009; publisher Linda Funnell has written that 'This is the book Linda Jaivin was born to write - sexy, witty and surprising, encompassing her passion for China and her talent for the erotic.'
Linda Jaivin's short stories have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Alien Shores (2012), The Penguin Book of the Road (2008) and In Bed With, a collection of erotic tales by authors including Fay Weldon and Maggie Alderson, and also published by Penguin in 2008.
In 1992, Jaivin co-edited the acclaimed anthology of translations from the Chinese, New Ghosts, Old Dreams: Chinese Rebel Voices with Geremie Barmé. She has translated chapters of Sang Ye's China Candid and done the subtitles for such landmark Chinese films as Chen Kaige's Farewell My Concubine, Tian Zhuangzhuang's Blue Kite, Zhang Yimou's Heroand Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster.
Linda is a visiting fellow in the Pacific and Asian History Division, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the Australian National University and lives in Sydney.
Visit Linda Jaivin's website »
Author Linda Jaivin, in the ..., 2 Aug 2013 [cached]
Author Linda Jaivin, in the Sydney Morning Herald, says Fair use is theft by any other name
In Conversation: Linda Jaivin - Sydney (28 August)
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