This February, The Peanut Fart got reviewed by Writing Chinese, a project funded by White Rose East Asia in the University of Leeds.
The reviewer, Kate Costello, remarks “the sheer originality and irresistible humor of this piece are sure to make kids squeal with delight and howl with laughter”. For the full review, please visit here.
The book has also been featured as part of this year’s Institute of Education (IOE) Schools and Universities Day, on January 5th, where a translation workshop – "Translating Through Pictures" was run. The students, from secondary schools across the country, all joined in enthusiastically, providing their own translations of the adventures of a young snail and his peanut-shaped fart… Xiaoming Wang, author of The Peanut Fart, was featured as the author of the month.
"Writing Chinese: Authors, Authority and Authorship" is based at the White Rose East Asia Centre in the University of Leeds, UK. Bringing together writers, translators, publishers, literary agents and academics working in the field of contemporary Chinese literature, it aims to foster closer links and dialogue, and to help promote contemporary Chinese writers in the UK.