September 5th, 2016

Successful Launch in Beijing for Guojing and The Only Child

Guojing had a busy weekend in Beijing at the end of August promoting her Chinese language edition of The Only Child, which was recently published with Citic Press.

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“I did an interview and two book launches in Beijing. One in BIBF and other one in the Citic bookstore. We talked about The Only Child and how I made it.”

The Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) is the largest annual international book fair in China, and this was its 23rd year running.

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The wordless graphic novel, about a little girl who is lost and alone following a magical stag into the woods, attracted a lot of attention at BIBF and in the China Citic book store.

And here’s Guojing about to hand sign 3000 copies of The Only Child!

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“I signed 3000 books in 4 and half hours.”

Between interviews and signings, Guojing had a chance to explore the venue and meet other authors and illustrators.

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“It was so busy in China. It’s lucky I got the Nobel price winner Svetlána Alexándrovna Alexiévich’s signature.”

It looks like it was a fun and successful weekend, with lots of support for The Only Child. We couldn’t be happier for Guojing!

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