World Literature

Diao Dou & Adam Marek

The Modern Surreal

  • 17
  • Oct




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Two modern masters of the surreal discuss the power of literary absurdism in this one-off event. Diao Dou is arguably China’s most daring contemporary satirist, writing poetry, short stories and novels. His first collection in English, Point of Origin, is a stunning display of high wire literary acrobatics.

Adam Marek is the winner of an Arts Foundation Fellowship for short fiction and the author of two collections, Instruction Manual for Swallowing and The Stone Thrower. Alison MacLeod described him as 'one of the best things to have happened to the short story this century.’ Join us for a conversation with two writers shining a light into the darkest recesses of our imagination. Presented in partnership with the Confucius Institute and Comma Press.