The Hong Kong International Literary Festival

14 June 2016 — Xu Xi: That Man In Our Lives Book Launch

In her newly released novel, That Man In Our Lives, Xu Xi expands the fictional universe of her earlier novels, locating New York as the perch to view the shifting balance of power between China and the U.S.

Originally inspired by John Adams’ opera Nixon in China, her large cast of characters traverse the globe in search of protagonist Gordon Ashberry, a wealthy Sinologist, also known as Hui Guo or 灰果, after he goes missing during a flight delay in Tokyo.

Xu Xi is in conversation with SCC Overton.

Photo Credit: Paul Hilton

Event details:

Tuesday 14 June 2016
7:00PM – 8:00PM (Reception begins at 6:30PM)
KEE Club
6/F, 32 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

 Tickets are priced at $198 and include a glass of wine.

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About the Author

XU XI 許素細 is author of ten books, most recently the novels That Man In Our Lives (C&R Press, May 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).  She has also edited four anthologies of Hong Kong writing in English. From January to May, 2016, she was Distinguished Visiting Writer-in-Residence at Arizona State University’s Virginia G. Piper Center of Creative Writing.  She is also co-founder, with author Robin Hemley, of Authors At Large,, offering international writing retreats and workshops. A Chinese-Indonesian native of Hong Kong and US citizen, she currently lives between New York and Hong Kong.  Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram @xuxiwriter. Photo Credit: Paul Hilton That Man in Our Lives Cover

About the Moderator

SCC Overton is a fiction writer and editor, and produces the Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast. He is originally from the UK and now lives with his wife and two daughters in Hong Kong.
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