Renowned writer and poetess Fu Tianlin is planning to publish a children's novel that was inspired by her granddaughter.
Fu said in an interview that her granddaughter had moved to Houston, United States, with her parents and begun primary school 2010. Not knowing how to speak English, her granddaughter often felt lost and confused, which she then told Fu about over the phone.
Fu would talk to her and then write down their conversations. She sent the articles to an editor who then asked her to revise them into a children's novel.
Next, Fu went to the US to visit her family and simultaneously gather more material for the book. She and her daughter also exchanged emails after she left, extending the novel's length.
Fu was born in southwest China's Chongqing and is a member of the Chinese Writers Association and winner of the Lu Xun Literary Award. She started writing poems in the 1980s while living in the rural areas of Chongqing.
(Source:Chinanews/Translated by womenofchina.cn)
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