Faculty translating team wins citation for Red Poppies

by Gail Hinchion Mancini

“Red Poppies,” a novel translated from Chinese by Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-chun Lin of the University of Notre Dame, has been named one of the 100 best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times Book Review.p. Written by Alai, an ethnic Tibetan living in China, “Red Poppies” has been praised as one of the first novels to bring the story of pre-colonized Tibet to the Western reader. Goldblatt and Lin’s translation made it accessible to the English speakers.p.

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