Xu Xi

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 newest book is This Fish is Fowl: Essays of Being (American Lives Series – Univ. Nebraska, release date: March 1, 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 (Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2020). She is Faculty Co-Director of the International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation at Vermont College of Fine Arts, co-founder of Authors at Large and fiction editor-at-large for Tupelo Press. 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.

In case anyone wants to read some short works of mine, here are two online publications that came out recently, a “speculative nonfiction” (draws on Swift’s Gulliver’s Travel, Book III) and a flash fiction piece:

“A Brief History of Deficit, Disquiet & Disbelief by 飛蚊 Feiman” (Speculative Nonfiction Oct 22, 2018)

“Lightning” (The Culture Trip, 8 Nov, 2018).