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XU XI, an Indonesian-Chinese born and raised in Hong Kong who went on to university in the US, is one of Hong Kong's most prominent, prolific and widely-published writers.

The author of five novels, including Hong Kong Rose (Chameleon Press, 1997, 2004), The Unwalled City (Chameleon Press, 2001) and Habit of a Foreign Sky (Haven Books, 2010), her latest is That Man in Our Lives (C&R Press, 2016). Habit of a Foreign Sky was a finalist for the Man Asian Literary Prize.

Between 2010 and 2016, she was writer-in-residence at City Univer­sity of Hong Kong’s Department of English, where she founded and directed their low-residency MFA creative writing programme.

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Photo © Leslie Lausch

In ALR31: Interview with Xu Xi

Previously in the ALR: The Wang Candidate (Volume 8, Summer 2008). 

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