The eighth Chinese Original Literature Contest Award Ceremony & Post-80s Literature Forum is held.
The eighth Chinese Original Literature Contest Award Ceremony & Post-80s Literature Forum convened at the bank of the Liwa River in ECNU on October 12.
Prior to the award ceremony, the Post-80s Literature Forum, themed “Change of Literature”, was held, at which six young literary critics and writers who were born in the 1980s made speeches.
Winners of the third prize are awarded.
Winners of the second prize are awarded.
Winners of the first prize are awarded.
The speakers were Yang Qingxiang, associate professor of School of Liberal Arts, Renmin University of China, and a guest investigator of National Museum of Modern Chinese Literature; Xiang Jing, who is also a guest investigator of National Museum of Modern Chinese Literature; Di An, editor-in-chief of the Zui Found magazine and winner of the Best New Writer Award of the 8th Chinese Literature Media Award; Wen Zhen, winner of Laoshe Literature Award and the Best New Writer Award of the 13th Chinese Literature Media Award; Pu Yuehui, winner of the Best New Short Story Writer Award of the Shanghai Literature magazine, two-time nominee of the New Writer of the Year of the Chinese Literature Media Award, and winner of Yu Dafu Novel Award and Star of People’s Literature short story award; and Shuang Xuetao, winner of the 1st Chinese-speaking World Film and Novel Award, 14th Taipei Literature Award, 5th West Lake - Chinese New Star Award for Literature, and the first Chinese-speaking Young Writers Award. The forum was presided over Huang Ping, associate professor of ECNU and winner of the 4th Tang Tao Literature Award.
At the forum, three of the speakers -- Yang, Di and Shuang -- shared their writing experiences with the audience with a delightful sense of humor and called for more people to try writing, while the other three writers aired their views on the development of contemporary urban literature and rural literature.
On the heels of the forum, the most exciting moment came when Zhu Guohua, dean of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, ECNU, announced winners of the 8th Chinese Original Literature Contest.
Prof. Luo Gang with the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, ECNU presented the third prize to Zhang Yuqing, Tao Jizhong, Wu Rongmin, Tang Daming, Mi Siqi and Xiao Ouling. Ma Wenyun, deputy Party chief and secretary general of Shanghai Writers’ Association; and famous writer Zhao Lihong, vice chairman of Shanghai Writers’ Association and head of Shanghai Literature magazine gave the second prize to Han Wei, Li Zitong, Zhou Weisong and Gu Hao. First-prize winners Zhang Xixiang and Tang Suomei received the award from famous writer Sun Yong, vice chairman of Shanghai Writers’ Association as well as director-general of Shanghai Literature Development Foundation, and ECNU vice president Li Zhibin.
The prize-winning works are collected into a book.
Undertaken by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, Shanghai Writers’ Association and ECNU, the Chinese Original Literature Contest was launched in 2008, with an aim to carry forward writing lovers’ spirit of a dogged search of the ideal that they pursue as writers. It has won wide acclaim in the field of literature as a platform for self-display and communication for literature enthusiasts from across the country.