In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of his debut this year, he attended the Seoul International Writers’ Festival and gave a lecture:
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Chinese novelist Wei Hua ( 63 ) spoke at a press conference commemorating the 40th anniversary of his literary debut held in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 8th. A writer who started his career in 1983 with the short story ‘The First Dormitory’ and is well known in Korea for hit works such as ‘Life’, ‘Brother’, and ‘Heo Sam-gwan Blood Seller’, and is mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature. He, who visited Korea to attend the Seoul International Writers’ Festival, which opened on the 8th, said, “In the past, overseas publishers who agreed to publish my books would 메이저사이트publish 100 volumes, but now they will only publish 50 volumes. “It may be because I am more interested in dramas and social media than in books.” The time has come when even the author of the novel ‘Life’, which has been translated into 42 languages and sold 20 million copies in China alone, is worried about the publishing recession.
On this day, he looked back on his life as a writer, focusing on his relationship with Korea. It is said that Korea is the only country where ‘Heosamgwan Blood Selling Story’ (250,000 copies domestically) was read more than ‘Life’ (100,000 copies domestically). Wei Hua said, “It’s a strange thing. “After talking with other writers, I concluded that it was because Korean readers had a high level of knowledge,” he said.
Yu Hua talked about his relationship with novelist Lee Mun-yeol and said, “In China, the left and the right fight today, but drink tomorrow. However, Korea does not do that and is too enthusiastic.” After meeting Lee Mun-yeol at an event in Italy in 1998, he asked the event organizer to invite him when he first visited Korea in 2000, but was turned down. “(The organizers) said they couldn’t meet Lee Mun-yeol because he was a right-winger. “After that, he wanted to meet Lee Mun-yeol, but he couldn’t.” He also recalled that his visit to Korea in 2000 was “the most comfortable and fun.” It is said that Kyobo Bookstore hosted an author signing event, but the event was canceled due to no attendees. “At that time, there were only two events, and one of them was canceled, so I went straight to the beer house. “He has been to a lot of places, but now that his name is well known, he doesn’t have time to have fun.” The schedule continued this evening, including a conversation with Korean novelist Jeong Ji-ah on the topic of ‘Crossing the Bridge of Language’ at the opening lecture of the Seoul International Writers’ Festival.
Although he is a writer who does not want to let go of ‘fun’ in his daily life, many of those who appear in his works live difficult lives in China’s turbulent modern and contemporary history. “One of the next works I am considering is short but comical. “In my works, there are many people who live difficult and difficult lives, but on the contrary, I try to write interesting novels.” When asked about the possibility of winning the Nobel Prize next month, the author laughed out loud and joked. “What kind of Nobel Prize is this when we didn’t win any prizes even in Korea?”
e will be fewer opportunities for books to be published in the future.”