Ouyang Yu

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Ouyang Yu came to Australia at the age of 35. He has since published 75 books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, literary translation and criticism in English and Chinese, including his award-winning novel, The Eastern Slope Chronicle (2002); his collection of English poetry, The Kingsbury Tales (2008); his collection of Chinese poetry, Poemnonpoem (2011); his book of creative non-fiction, On the Smell of an Oily Rag: Speaking English, Thinking Chinese and Living Australian (2008); his second novel, The English Class (2010), which won the 2011 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award, and was shortlisted for a number of other state literary awards; his book of literary criticism, Chinese in Australian Fiction: 1888–1988 (2008); and his translation in Chinese, The Fatal Shore (2014), winner of the Translation Prize by the Australia–China Council in 2014.

Ouyang is now professor of English and the Siyuan Scholar at Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, China.

(Photo: Fu Hong)

Books

Fainting with Freedom
Breaking New Sky

 

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