Wednesday, 28 September 2016
An Evening with Xu Xi

Photo Credit: Paul HIlton


On Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 6.30 - 8.30 pm at the FCC


A Literary Writer's Life


How do you write, get your books published, make a living and remain independent, an "author at large"?  Author Xu Xi will talk about her life-long commitment to the writer's life. Xu abandoned an 18-year corporate career and taught creative writing for universities and at MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) programs. She established Asia's first low-residency MFA and graduated writers who successfully published novels, memoirs, poetry, short fiction, essays and won major literary awards internationally. Last year, she co-founded Authors at Large, offering writing retreats, workshops & mentorships internationally. Her latest novel  That Man in Our Lives will be released September 15 by C&R Press in the U.S. and is already generating a buzz. Publishers Weekly calls it an "engrossing, whirlwind metafictional tale (that) effectively demonstrates the far-reaching effects of politics and culture on the smallest, most personal aspects of our lives" and the Asian Review of Books says it's an "ambitious, witty and generous novel." Xu will discuss what it takes to live a writer's life.


Xu Xi is author of ten books including the novels That Man In Our Lives (C& R Press, September 2016) and Habit of a Foreign Sky (Haven Books. 2010), a finalist for the Man Asian Literary Prize; the story collection Access Thirteen Tales (Signal 8 Press, 2011).  Forthcoming books include Interruptions (HKU Museum & Art Gallery, September, 2016), a collaborative ekphrastic essay collection in conversation with photography by David Clarke; a memoir Elegy for HK (Penguin China/Australia, 2017) and Insignificance: Stories of Hong Kong (Signal 8 Press, 2018). A Chinese-Indonesian Hong Kong native and U.S. citizen, she currently lives between New York and Hong Kong. Follow her @xuxiwriter.

Photo Credit: Paul Hilton


Wednesday, 28 September 2016
6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Registration from 6.30 pm
Presentation from 7.00 pm

Foreign Correspondents' Club 
2 Lower Albert Road

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Admission: HK$100 for members, HK$200 for non-members,
includes a drink and refreshments.