Writing Short Stories with Yan Ge
In this episode of The Writing Life, writer and NCW Academy tutor Yan Ge discusses her approach to writing and editing short stories.

In this episode of The Writing Life podcast, NCW Programme Officer Vicki Maitland caught up with writer and NCW Academy tutor Yan Ge to discuss the process of writing short stories.

Yan is a fiction writer, writing in both Chinese and English, and is the author of thirteen books in Chinese, including five novels. She has received numerous awards and was named by People’s Literature magazine as one of twenty future literature masters in China.

Together, they discuss Yan’s experience writing her English language debut short story collection Elsewhere, and the unique challenges and opportunities that writing short stories can present to writers. Yan also provides personal insights on editing short form pieces of writing.

They also touch on the instalment of the Norwich Book Bench, one of which honors her science fiction novel Strange Beasts.

These brand new benches showcase literary works from our county, as part of the EXPERIENCE project and a partnership between Norfolk County Council, Norwich City Council, National Centre for Writing, Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) and Visit Norwich. Discover more about the Book Benches →


Edited by Omni Mix

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