Christopher (Kit) Kelen is a poet and painter, resident in the Myall Lakes of NSW. Published widely since the seventies, he has a dozen full length collections in English as well as translated books of poetry in Chinese, Portuguese, French, Italian, Spanish, Indonesian, Swedish, Norwegian and Filipino. A Greek bi-lingual volume is in preparation. His latest book of poetry in English is Poor Man’s Coat - Hardanger Poems, published by UWAP in 2018. Kit’s Book of Mother is forthcoming from Puncher & Wattmann in 2021. Emeritus Professor at the University of Macau, where he taught for many years, Kit Kelen is also a Conjoint Professor at the University of Newcastle. With Björn Sundmark, Kelen has edited two large scale Routledge anthologies in the Children’s Literature area: The Nation in Children’s Literature (2013)and Child Autonomy and Child Governance in Children’s Literature: Where Children Rule? (2017). In 2017, Kelen was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Malmö, in Sweden. Literary editor for Postcolonial Text and Series Editor for Flying Islands Pocket Poets Series, Kit Kelen has mentored many poets and translators from various parts of the world, and run a number of on-line communities of practice in poetry (most notably Project 366 [from 2016-2020]). Kit is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW. Kit’s work-in-progress may be followed at https: //thedailykitkelen.blogspot.com/.
Chengcheng You is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Macau. Her articles appeared in Children’s Literaturein Education, Mosaic: An Interdisciplinary Critical Journal, The Lion and the Unicorn, International Research in Children’s Literature, and History of Education and Children’s Literature. Her publications also include book chapters published in the anthologies: Child Governance and Autonomy in Children’s Literature (2017) and Debatable Lands: New Directions in Children’s Gothic (2017) and Posthumanism in Fantastic Fiction (2018). Currently her research interests include critical approaches to children’s literature, interdisciplinary studies in animals and literature, adaptation of Chinese classics and the translation of Children’s Literature.