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Ahead of the Hong Kong Book Fair, its organisers, the HKTDC invites you to a free public literary event “Reading Hong Kong: Another Viewpoint” with author Xu Xi, this Saturday (17 July) 1pm at Harbour City’s KidX. Xu Xi , a Chinese-Indonesian native of Hong Kong, has written books focusing on identity issues surrounding Hong Kong, including The...
Author XuXi tells Sarah Passmore about her latest novel "Habit of a Foreign Sky"
US Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco joins Phil Whelan on Morning Brew with writer Xu Xi. His collection "City of a Hundred Fires" received the prestigious Agnes Starrett Poetry Prize, and his most recent book is nonfiction, "For All of Us, One Today", which describes his journey as the inaugural poet (for President Obama's inauguration)
Xu Xi is the author of nine books of fiction and essays. Recent titles are Access Thirteen Tales (2011), the novel Habit of a Foreign Sky (2010). She is also an editor of four anthologies of Hong Kong writing in English, most recently, The Queen of Statue Square: New Short Fiction from Hong Kong, co-edited with Marshall Moore (2014). She is currently...
Xu Xi tells us the impressive scenes of her favourite book "A Many-Splendored Thing" by Han Suyin.
What happens when an intelligent, high-powered woman executive relinquishes all responsibilities? Somewhere between Hong Kong and New York, life does an abrupt shift for Gail Szeto when her mother, her last family member, is killed in an accident. For Gail, a mixed-race, single mother who buried her young son only two years prior, all she has left is a hard-won...
What does it mean to be a ‘Hong Kong person’? Hong Kong has never been an independent state, nor has it completely reverted to mainland Chinese control. Once a British colony, now a semi-autonomous Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong is something of a mystery even to itself. Although it has long had a majority Cantonese Chinese population, the...
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