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You Tube interview for "What's On Your Mind?"
Swiss Re documentary: multiple voices on the future of the planet
The Four Quarters Magazine (Apr 2013)
Read the story "Crying with Audrey Hepburn"
"Precarious Precision" new essay in Toad Suck Review, Univ. of Central Arkansas, Conway, Issue 3, Jan/Feb 2013.
Guest blogger Fall 2012 at Ploughshares "THAT LIT, LIT LIFE (w/global characteristics)" - see links - Fall issue also includes new essay "My Mother's Story: The Fiction & Fact" - link below.
"Fear Itself" - an ekphrastic essay in a collaborative series with photographer David Clarke - online at Ninth Letter (see link below)
Ninth Letter - Issue 37 Oct 2012 - featured writer/artist
"Fear Itself" - an ekphrastic essay in response to photograph by David Clarke
Ploughshares Blog (fall 2012)
That Lit, Lit Life (w/global characteristics)
Ploughshares Fall 2012
"My Mother's Story: The Fiction & Fact" appears in Ploughshares, Fall 2012
new fiction at Kenyon Review "All About Skin"
hear Xu read a brief selection
Essay "Winter Moon" appears in STILL, ed. Roelof Baaker, Negative Press, London.
Book launch September 26, 2012 at Foyles in London
Quoted in Wall Street Journal August 21, 2012
On China and Cloud Atlas
TALL TALES: Anon. • Iron Light • The Wang Candidate
CIRCULAR TALES: Space • To Body To Chicken • Servitude
FAIRY TALES: Access • Agora • Famine
OLD WIVES' TALES: Trashy Desires of Women Nearing Fifty • Available
BEASTLY TALES: Crying with Audrey Hepburn • Lady Day
OTHER WRITERS SAY:
“A collection of tales with hints of Chaucer, ranging from the world of privilege to office workers and massage girls; from heavily ironic vignettes on the corporate world to edgy stories of broken lives and selfish times . . . the access code to this grammar is to glean the shadow of loss lying between language and the loneliness of existence.”
Brian Castro, author of Shanghai Dancing, The Bath Fugues and The Garden Book
“Xu Xi has a sharp ear. The dominant voices in her latest collection of short stories belong to the bold and elegant Chinese women, the high achievers, losers, dreamers and dancers with families and lovers, who are separated by continents and cultures. Their stories, unsentimentally told, are a stimulating read.”
Suchen Christine Lim, author of A Bit of Earth, Fistful of Colours and Rice Bowl
Silk Road Review
story "To Body To Chicken" reprinted in latest issue
Prime Number Magazine Issue 17, 2012
book review of Access
RTHK Radio 3 June 4
Morning Brew with Phil Whelan
Shanghai City Weekend Blog Feb 29
book review of Access
First City New Delhi Jan 2012 (2.0MB)