Strange Beasts of China by UEA alumna Yan Ge has been announced as the runner-up for the 2021 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation. It was translated from Chinese by Jeremy Tiang and published by Tilted Axis Press last year. Yan (pictured) was born in Sichuan, China in 1984, and is a fiction writer in both Chinese and English. She graduated from UEA with an MFA in Creative Writing in 2020. 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 previously 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. Yan’s writing in English has been published in The New York Times, TLS, The Stinging Fly, Brick and Being Various: New Irish Short Stories. Her debut collection of short stories Elsewhere will be published by Faber (UK) and Scribner (USA) in 2023, with a novel to follow in 2024.