Hong Kong author XU Xi's short stories have apeared in Nineteen: a Collection of Stories by Women and Collateral Damage. More recently Xu Xi's manuscript, HABIT OF A FOREIGN SKY, was longlisted for 1st Man Asian Literary Prize. The following is an extract from her website (http://www.xuxiwriter.com/index.htm):
XU XI (pronounced "Shoe-See") is the author of six books of fiction & essays. An active champion of writing from Asia, she compiled and co-edited the first comprehensive anthologies of Hong Kong literature in English. A Chinese-Indonesian native of Hong Kong, the city was home to her until her mid-twenties after which she led a peripatetic existence around Europe, America and Asia. She now inhabits the flight path connecting New York, Hong Kong and New Zealand.
Anyway Xu Xi will be visiting KL for a few days on her way back from Hong Kong from the Ubud Writer's & Reader's Festival. She will be in Silverfish Books on Monday 1st October 2007 around noon and is proposing lunch with some Malaysian writwers and readers (around Bangsar Baru). Please send us an email if you would like to join the lunch party. (We need to know the numbers to make appropriate reservations at a neighbourhood restaurant). All are welcome especially those who have met Xu Xi before.