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Xiaolu Guo

China (1974 - )

Xiaolu Guo was born in a fishing village in the south of China in 1973. She was awarded an MA in Film from the Beijing Film Academy in 2000 and has worked as a novelist, essayist, screenwriter and filmmaker. Having studied documentary film at the National Film and Television School in London, she now lives in Berkshire and is working on a new novel.
Non fiction
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2007) : A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2015) : I Am China

Xiaolu Guo recommends
Wildlife (2009)
Joe Stretch
"A radical new writer."
White Chrysanthemum (2018)
Mary Lynn Bracht
"White Chrysanthemum is a powerful account of a little discussed subject about the Second World War -- comfort women enslaved by the Japanese army -- but it’s also about the courage of the women involved who want to speak about their suffering and their cry for justice, peace and love. Hana’s tragic life is just one of an estimated 200,000 Korean comfort women’s stories. Beautifully written, it’s an impressive debut novel from a writer with a sensitive heart and gifted mind."

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