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Linda Jaivin

Linda Jaivin

Linda Jaivin is an internationally published Sydney author, playwright, essayist, cultural commentator, and translator who has done the English language subtitles for numerous major Chinese films including Farewell My Concubine, Hero, and Forever Enthralled.

Fluent in Chinese, she has enjoyed more than thirty years of connection and involvement with China and Chinese culture.

A visiting fellow in East Asian History at the Australian National University, and the recipient of both Australia Council and Australian International Cultural Council Grants, Linda is the bestselling author of eight books, including six novels. Her novel The Infernal Optimist was short-listed for the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. She has written the libretto for PASSION under the mentorship of President Wu Jiang of the CNPOC.