Yiming Jin Translator in Residence 2017-2018
Yiming Jin was awarded the 2018 residential bursary for literary translators by Literature Ireland and Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation. Yiming worked on translating Irish writer Maeve Brennan's short story collection The Springs of Affection: Stories of Dublin.
Yiming, originally from Shanghai, was an assistant professor and lecturer of English at Fudan University (2006-2012), and recipient of the Fulbright FLTA grant (2010-2011) before she moved to the U.S. in 2012. She lives with her husband and two cats in Savannah, Georgia, and is a doctoral fellow of Curriculum Studies at Georgia Southern University. She has translated works by Shirley Jackson, A.B. Yehoshua, Stephen King, James Patterson, Robert Olen Butler, Arthur Golden and Diane Setterfield, among others.