Brian Holton

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Brian Holton taught Chinese in Edinburgh, Newcastle and Durham, and was first Director of the Chinese-English Translating and Interpreting programme at Newcastle. He then taught Chinese-English translation in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has published a dozen books of translations of the poetry of Yang Lian, as well as many classical and modern poems and short stories, as well as the novel Paper Cuts, by Leung Ping Kwan. He has translated for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has performed at major literary festivals throughout the world. His work has won a Commendation in the Times Stephen Spender prize in 2012, and was Runner-up in the Modern Poetry in Translation Prize in 2011. He lives in Melrose with an improbably large number of musical instruments.

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