XU XI 許素細 is an Indonesian-Chinese novelist, fiction writer and essayist from Hong Kong who became a U.S. citizen at the age of 33. Author of fifteen books, including Monkey in Residence and Other Speculations (Signal 8 Press, UK, November 1, 2022) and This Fish is Fowl: Essays of Being (Nebraska 2019), she also co-authored The Art and Craft of Asian Stories (Bloomsbury, 2021). She co-founded Authors at Large and is currently William H.P. Jenks Chair in Contemporary Letters at the College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts. She was writer-in-residence at Arizona State University, the City University of Hong Kong and directed two international MFA’s in writing. Earlier, she held management positions in Asia and the U.S. at the Asian Wall Street Journal, Federal Express, Pinkerton’s, among others. A diehard transnational, she now splits life between New York and the rest of the world. Follow her @xuxiwriter.
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