The preliminary list of the second Blancpain Dreamland Literature Awards for 2019 is announced today. The works of eight young writers including Ban Yu, Guo Shuang and Huang Yuning were shortlisted.
The Blancpain Dreamland Literature Award was co-sponsored by Swiss fine watchmaking brand Blancpain and China’s most influential publishing brand, Dreamland. It is the first Chinese literary field to discover and encourage outstanding young writers under the age of 45. Co-founded awards. Fairness, authority, and professionalism were established when the Blancpain Dreamland Literature Award was born, and will always be the principle. The judges of the 2019 Blancpain Dreamland Literature Award are composed of five judges, Dai Jinhua, Huang Ziping, Jia Zhangke, Lu Nei, and Zhang Dachun (according to the phonetic order of the surnames).
Since the submission of the paper on April 10 this year, as of May 15, the Blancpain Dreamland Literature Awards Office has received nearly a hundred novel works from writers and publishers. Cold technology, fantasy world, changes of the times, spiritual slices or encyclopedic writing, bold introduction of dialects and historical elements, urgent discussions on talent and art, presenting the current state of survival and uniqueness of Chinese young people Inner world, the abundance of forms and the diversity of themes displayed in it are amazing.
After two months of review by the current jury members, the Blancpain Dreamland Literature Awards Office announced today. The eight shortlisted entries for the 2019 Blancpain Dreamland Literature Awards are as follows:
Preliminary list of the Blancpain Dreamland Literature Awards 2019 (sorted by the writer’s initials)
Stepping into the Flame at Noon Guo Shuang
Eight and a half Huang Yuning
Out of Nowhere Liu Tianzhao
‘Black Novel’ Yang Hao
Song of Rain in ‘A Petal River’
On September 1, the Literary Awards Office will announce a ‘final list’ based on the works voted by a majority of the judges. In the meantime, we will successively introduce the shortlisted writers and works of the Blancpain Dreamland Literature Awards, and share videos of judges on literature, creation, and youth writing.
Attachment: Introduction of the 2nd Blancpain Dreamland Literature Awards 2019 (according to the phonetic order of the surname)
Dai Jinhua, Peking University Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Doctoral Supervisor, Director of the Film and Cultural Research Center of Peking University.
Huang Ziping, former editor of Peking University Press and lecturer in Peking University Chinese Department. In 1985, together with Chen Pingyuan and Qian Liqun, he proposed the concept of ‘Chinese Literature of the Twentieth Century’. He has taught in the Chinese Department of Hong Kong Baptist University for many years. Representative works include ‘The Elf of the Contemplative Old Tree’ and ‘A Narrative in the Grey Trap’.
Jia Zhangke, a famous Chinese film director, producer and writer. The director’s representative works ‘Children of the Rivers and Lakes’, ‘Good People in the Three Gorges’, ‘Xiao Wu’, ‘Platform’, ‘Old People in Mountains and Rivers’, etc., and author of ‘Jia Xiang I & II: Jia Zhangke Movie Notes’.
Lune, a famous novelist. His masterpieces, such as ‘Young Babylon’, ‘Compassion’, ‘Living in the Street’, etc., have won awards for the annual novel of the Chinese Literature Media, ‘Character of the Year’ of ‘Southern People Weekly’, and ‘Chinese Writer of the Year’ of ‘GQ’.
Zhang Dachun, a famous writer and calligrapher. He has won many Chinese literature awards. Representative works include ‘Listening to Father’, ‘A few Words to Recognize’, ‘Articles Become Easy’, ‘Seeing the Words as You Come’, ‘Li Tang of the Tang Dynasty’ and ‘Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter’ series.