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Qiu Xiaolong


China (1953 - )

Qiu Xiaolong was born in Shanghai. The Cultural Revolution began in his last year of elementary school, and out of school, out of job, he studied English by himself in a local park. In 1977, he began his studies at East China Normal University in Shanghai, and then the Chinese Academy of Social Science in Beijing. In 1988, he came to Washington University in St. Louis, U.S. as a Ford foundation fellow to do a project on Eliot, but after the Tiananmen tragedy of 1989, he decided to stay on. He lives there still with his wife and daughter.
 
Series
 
Collections
Lines Around China (poems) (2003)
Years of Red Dust (2010)
Disappearing Shanghai (poems) (2012) (with Howard W French)
 
Anthologies edited
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel winner (2001) : Death of a Red Heroine


Qiu Xiaolong recommends

Chinatown Beat (2006)
(Detective Jack Yu, book 1)
Henry Chang
"A dramatic evocation of the exotic. . . . More rewarding than a trip to Chinatown."

Rock Paper Tiger (2010)
(Ellie McEnroe, book 1)
Lisa Brackmann
"A terrifying odyssey in present-day China . . . with the protagonist pursued by the Chinese and American governments alike in a global panorama. A totally captivating page-turner with vivid, first-hand details and nuanced multi-cultural facets."



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