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Lisa See

Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20110722, 20080307

Lisa See’s runaway best-selling novel, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, is now a summer 2011 movie.  In this archive interview, See discusses the female characters in this novel and in Peony in Love, both set in imperial China, in the 17th and 19th centuries respectively.  Discover how these characters—and their real-life historical inspirations—dealt with life in a male-dominated, oppressive culture.  See talks about the importance of history in shaping her fiction.

| Subject Matter: History, Chinese-American Ancestry, Culture, Heritage | Interview Year: 2007 | Genre: Fiction |

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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