Xu Xi / Distinguished Visiting Faculty in Fiction, Winter 2017

Xu Xi

XU XI 許素細 is author of ten books, most recently 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.

She has also authored Interruptions, a collaborative ekphrastic essay collection in conversation with photography by David Clarke (Hong Kong University Museum & Art Gallery, September, 2016); and the story collection Access Thirteen Tales (Signal 8 Press, 2011). Forthcoming books include a memoir Elegy for HK (Penguin China/Australia, 2017) and Insignificance: Stories of Hong Kong (Signal 8 Press, 2018). She has also edited four anthologies of Hong Kong writing in English. Recent short fiction and essays appear in The Jakarta Post, The Bellingham Review, The Normal School, Hunger Mountain, The Iowa Review and Water-Stone Review, as well as in the anthologies The Near and the Far (Scribe, Australia), All About Skin (Univ. of Wisconsin Press), Local/Express: Asian American Arts Community in 90’s NYC (Asian American Literary Review), The Bedford Introduction to Literature (Bedford/St. Martin’s, New York) and Understanding the Essay (Broadview Press, Canada). From 2002 to 2012, she was on the faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing and served one term as faculty chair, and from 2010 to 2016 she was City University of Hong Kong's Writer-in-Residence in the Department of English where she established Asia’s first low-residency MFA. 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 holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In 2016, she co-founded Authors At Large www.aalauthors.com with author Robin Hemley, offering international writing retreats and workshops. A Chinese-Indonesian Hong Kong native and U.S. citizen, she currently lives between New York and Hong Kong.