Strange Beasts of China is a new novel by UEA alumna Yan Ge and is published this week by Tilted Axis Press. It is translated by Jeremy Tiang. Yan Ge was born in Sichuan, China in 1984, and is a fiction writer in both Chinese and English. She is the author of thirteen books, including six novels, and was named by People’s Literature magazine as one of twenty future literature masters in China. Her novella White Horse (Hope Road 2019) was translated into English by Nicky Harman and was recently shortlisted for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation. The Chilli Bean Paste Clan (Balestier Press 2018) was also translated by Nicky Harman and was the recipient of the English PEN Translates Award. Yen’s writing in English has been published in The New York Times, TLS, The Stinging Fly, Brick and Being Various: New Irish Short Stories. She graduated from the Creative Writing MFA at UEA in 2020.