Xinhua News Agency, Hangzhou, November 18 Topic: Tell Chinese stories well to better shoulder the new cultural mission – A talk by the Mao Dun Literature Award-winning writer
Xinhua News Agency reporters Yu Junjie and Feng Yuan
How can Chinese literature always breathe with the people and share the same destiny with the times? How can Chinese writers tell Chinese stories well and better shoulder their new cultural mission?
The 11th Mao Dun Literature Award Ceremony will be held on the evening of the 19th in Tongxiang, Mao Dun’s hometown, Zhejiang. At the symposium held by the Chinese Writers Association on the 17th, this year’s award-winning writers Yang Zhijun, Qiao Ye, Liu Liangcheng, Sun Ganlu, Dongxi, representatives of the judges and representatives of the publishing units of the award-winning works gathered in Wuzhen, a water town in the south of the Yangtze River, to talk and share their experiences.
“A writer’s distance is both a horizon that can be looked forward to and a historical depth that can be looked back to.” Yang Zhijun’s “Snowy Mountains and Land” panoramically shows the transformation of the multi-ethnic western region from poverty to prosperity and from backwardness to modernization after the founding of the People’s Republic of China. historical process.
“Mr. Mao Dun, as a model of modern Chinese writers, has undoubtedly provided us with an example in terms of his character, thoughts, talents, etc. The pattern and realm he has reached.” Yang Zhijun believes that writers should strengthen the basic skill of personality cultivation.
“Go into the village, listen and record immersively, maintain an honest writing attitude, and express according to your inner feelings.” Qiao Ye talked about her experience in creating the award-winning work “Bao Shui”, saying that she combined rural revitalization with personal growth when writing. , full of exploration courage to write a new world and sing a new era.
Liu Liangcheng has a deep understanding of taking root among the people. More than ten years ago, he listened to the local singing of Jianger’s epic on the grassland again and again, and he was already fascinated. Taking Jianger’s epic as the background, Liu Liangcheng created “Bemba”.
“The people in the book live at the age of 25 and live a life of farming and nomadic life. This is also the homeland I have been familiar with since I was a child.” Liu Liangcheng said that the writer should activate the ancient history of the place into his own vivid spiritual past, so that Local experiences resonate with everyone. He said that he wanted to tell the story of his hometown into a Chinese story and tell it to the world.
In “A Thousand Miles of Rivers and Mountains”, Sun Ganlu wrote about the struggles of revolutionaries on the hidden front. He said that he was “like a beginner” and with the greatest respect, he experienced the infinite enthusiasm of people for exploration in the era of great changes. “Just like the wind giving shape to leaves, literature can only radiate new vitality if it takes root in people’s lives.” Sun Ganlu said.
Facing the boundless and ever-changing life of the times, how to make a fuss about the word “new”?
“Writing must be based on a solid life, and all psychological reactions are projections of reality.” Talking about his feelings when writing the suspenseful mystery novel “Echo”, the writer Dong Dong believes that great works need to be completed by many writers. Different perspectives of reality enrich it. Every writer completes the tasks he should complete, and this is his contribution to this great era.
Because of “Bao Shui”, Han Jingqun came to the Mao Dun Literature Award ceremony for the second consecutive time as the editorial representative of award-winning works.
“The people are the objects and subjects of creation, and they are also the confidants and disseminators of creative results. If you really stick to it, dive in deeply, and work hard enough, you will have your own full and solid harvest and presentation.” Han Jingqun believes that with Resonating with the times and breathing together with the people is the only way for writers to create good works. People’s lives are the “treasure water” that nourishes writers’ creations.
“The award-winning works this year are all masterpieces that tell Chinese stories and continue the Chinese context.” Cong Zhichen, the jury representative of the Mao Dun Literature Award and associate professor of the Department of Chinese at Peking University, believes that the literary ideal pursued by the Mao Dun Literature Award is based on the excellent traditional Chinese culture. , develops and develops in contemporary times, and outlines a bright starry sky of literature in the new era.
[Editor in charge: Wang Xue]