BackLit Talks: Conversations About Literature

BackLit Talks is a new video series about the art of writing featuring distinguished poets, fiction and non-fiction writers and translators from around the world who have taken part in the Literary Reading Series at NYU Shanghai. The interviews, led by NYU global student, João Thomaz Londres, explore the authors' works and writing methods. 

In the spirit as poet Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, we hope these conversations serve as motivation and inspiration for everyone with a passion for literature and an aspiration to become a writer. 
Click below to listen to clips from their conversations about literature, finding your voice as a writer, and the process of penning words to the page. You can watch the full interviews on YouTube, Youku and Tencent.
To kick off the first Literary Reading of the semester, NYU Shanghai will welcome Robin Hemley, Professor and Director of the Writing Program and Writers’ Centre at Yale-NUS College, to NYU Shanghai on Thursday February 28th. Professor Hemley has published 10 books of nonfiction and fiction. His popular craft book, Turning Life into Fiction, has sold over 80,000 copies and is now in its fourth printing with Graywolf Press. 
Join us in Room 1505 at 6 pm. RSVP here. For more upcoming Literary Reading events, see our calendar.