Shelly Bryant divides her year between Shanghai and Singapore, working as a teacher, writer, researcher, and translator. She is the author of three volumes of poetry, Cyborg Chimera, Under the Ash, and Voices of the Elders, and two travel guides, one to the city of Suzhou entitled Suzhou Basics, and another co-authored with Nick Land and Lily Sun, entitled Open Door Guide to Shanghai. She also translated Sheng Keyi’s novel 《北妹》 (Northern Girls) for Penguin Books, and her fourth volume of poetry, Harps Upon Willows, is slated for release in 2013. Her poetry has appeared in journals, magazines, and websites around the world, as well as in several art exhibitions, including dark ’til dawn, Things Disappear, and Studio White • Exhibition 2011.
Shelly’s current projects include an upcoming book on Chinese gardens for the RAS monograph series (in conjunction with Hong Kong University Press), and translating Sheng Keyi’s novel 《死亡赋格》 (Death Fugue) for Giramondo Press in Australia, a collection of Chew Kok Chang’s short stories for Epigram Books in Singapore, and Li Na’s memoirs for Penguin Books.
I have spent my adult life living in Asia, most recently splitting time between Singapore and Shanghai. The migrant’s life is a fun one, allowing me time to do the things I love — including reading, writing, cycling, traveling, and just generally enjoying life.
Keep track of past and upcoming events here