XU XI 許素細 is the author of fourteen books—five novels, eight collections of short fiction and essays, one memoir—and also editor of four anthologies of Hong Kong writing in English. Her latest book is This Fish is Fowl: Essays of Being (American Lives Series—University of Nebraska Press, 2019). Other recent titles include the novel That Man In Our Lives (C&R, 2016), a memoir Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy For A City (Penguin, 2017) and Insignificance: Hong Kong Stories (Signal 8, 2018). Forthcoming is The Art & Craft of Asian Stories, co-edited with Robin Hemley (Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2020). She is the co-founder of Authors at Large and fiction editor-at-large for Tupelo Press, and is currently Faculty Co-Director of the International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation at Vermont College of Fine Arts. An Indonesian-Chinese-American diehard transnational, she previously inhabited the flight path connecting New York, Hong Kong and the South Island of New Zealand. These days, she splits her life, unevenly, between the state of New York and the rest of the world. Follow her @xuxiwriter on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn.
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