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Cork Spring Literary Festival 2011THE CORK SPRING






Zhao Lihong to read in the Cork Spring Literary Festival 2011



Wine reception & book launch, Wednesday 16 February, 7.15pm


Zhao Lihong, one of China’s most gifted poets and authors, was born in Shanghai in 1952. He started writing in 1970 and graduated in Chinese literature from the East China Normal University. Zhao currently holds several positions, namely – director of the China Writers Association, vice-president of the Shanghai Writers Association, the publisher of Shanghai Literature a monthly magazine, and editor-in-chief of Shanghai Poets a bi-monthly journal. He is also a guest professor with East China Normal University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. So far, Zhao has published more than 70 works in poetry, prose and report literature. His writings have influenced many new writers and he has won several literary awards. A number of his works are part of the Chinese primary and secondary schools and college syllabus. His works have been translated into several foreign languages.


(Extracts of Zhao's work available on page 25 of festival brochure.)


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