UPCOMING Events 2023
Mar 21 TUE 4:30 to 5:30 pm: Author on the Hill, Dinead Library, College of the Holy Cross, Masssachusetts.
Mar 24 FRI 6 to 7:30 pm: AAARI at City University of New York Asian American/Asian Research Institute Lecture Series Speaker. Attend live or by zoom - please RSVP at this link
Apr 13: Jenks Visiting Writer Madeleine Thien, College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts. Host & moderator.
Jun 6 to 10: Nobel Symposium in Literature: Literary Judgment and the Fora of Criticism, Stockholm, Sweden. Speaker.
Jun 20 to 24: 16th ICCSE International Conference on the Short Story in English, Nanyang Technological Univeersity, Singapore. Workshop leader ”Writing the Transnational Short Story”
Jun 25 to Jul 2: Authors at Large international retreat & literary week at The Arts House, Singapore. Workshops led by Robin Hemley & Xu Xi (co-led prose), Madeleine Thien (novel/fiction) & Alvin Pang (poetry); also featuring Singaporean writers & publishers including Jee Leong Koh, Noelle de Jesus, Inez Tan & Daryl Qilin Yam. Publishing sessions with Lisa Lucas, Sr VP & Publisher of Pantheon Schocken Books at Penguin Random House.
Recent Events 2021 to 2023
February 2 Working Writers series, College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts. Reading with Leila Philip.
December 5: Utah State University Graduate CNF class. Visiting writer (virtual).
November 10: Working Writers "Writing Globally" with Megan McDowell, Jee Leong Koh & Rodrigo Fuentes, College of the Holy Cross. Moderator & organizer.
October 17: The Writer's Project, SUNY Adirondack. Visiting Writer.
October 14: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council: "25 Years After the Hong Kong Handover: NYC Chinese American Artists Respond" Reader & panelist.
October 13: Penn State University Rolling Reading Series, MFA program at the Department of English. Visiting Writer.
September 16 to 18: 5th International Creative Writing Conference of the University of Western Macedonia in Palermo, Italy. Keynote speaker & Scientific Committee.
September 7: Center for Jewish History A Panel of Editors & Writers for Jewish Noir II (virtual). Panelist.
March to August: 2022 Singapore Literature Prize Fiction judge with authors Balli Kaur Jaswal and Shirley Geok-lin Lim.
May 22 to 28: Authors at Large International Writing Retreat in Thessaloniki, Greece.
April 18: New York University Global Perspectives on Narrative. Panelist with authors Robin Hemley and Ravi Shankar.
April 13: New York University Environmental Humanities class. Speaker
April 9: Annapolis Book Festival at Key School (Library), Annapolis, Maryland: A Different Narrative: The Art and Craft of Asian Stories. Featured author with Robin Hemley, moderated by Matthew Davis.
Mar 23 to 26: Annual AWP Conference. Panelist on "The Empire Writes Back from the Program Era: CW in Asia and Beyond" led by Darryl Whetter, with Dai Fan, Sam Meekings, Marshall Moore.
Mar 24: College of the Holy Cross Working Writer Series presents novelist Katie Kitamura. Presenter.
Mar 12: Singapore Unbound, New York. Reading and book discussion for The Art and Craft of Asian Stories with co-author Robin Hemley.
2021 (from November)
Dec 5: NonfictioNow 2021 Aotearoa, New Zealand. Co-leader of a roundtable HUI on Transnational Writing with Sybil Baker.
Nov 11: Featured author at JakTent Literary Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia with Filipino authors Charlson Ong in discussion about "Lese Majeste." Moderated by Nancy Amelia Collins.
Nov 7: Hong Kong International Literary Festival event "Ghosts, Beasts and Family Histories" featuring debut novelists K-Ming Chang and Pik-Shuen Fung. Moderator for reading and conversation.
Media Interviews, Features, Book Reviews
China Daily HK Edition, Melanie Hoare: “It's a Woman's World” Sep 6, 2019
Peril Asian Australian Arts & Culture, Al Chan: “Chinese Writers Festival: 我是不是中國人?” Aug 16, 2016
Jakarta Post Sebastian Partogi: “Xu Xi: The Personal is the Political” Jul 29, 2016
ABC Radio Melbourne, Amanda Smith: “Global Chinese Writer Xu Xi” Aug 23, 2016 08:32 hrs
Asian Books Blog Q&A, June 2016
South China Morning Post Christopher de Wolf: “Lok Fu, corner of Kowloon that encapsulates Hong Kong's history,” May 15, 2016
BBC World Service Jamie Coomarasamy: "Leaders & People" Xu at Oxford Literary Festival with Garry Kasparov, Asfa-Wossen Asserate & Ngaire Woods, Apr 3, 2016
Snapshot Writing Like an Asian 5Q's blogspot, George Washington University, May 2015
Swiss Re: documentary on the future of the planet “Thinking into the Future,” January 2013
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This Fish is Fowl (essays)
The Rumpus, Tiffany Hawk: "At Home and Not At Home Everywhere" Nov 18, 2019 https://therumpus.net/2019/11/08/the-rumpus-interview-with-xu-xi/
Scoundrel Times Robert Antony Siegel, April 2, 2018
Dear Hong Kong (memoir)
Zolima City Magazine, Jessie Lau, Aug 7, 2017
The News Lens Dinah Gardner, Aug 2, 2017
That Man in Our Lives (novel)
Radi China Kaitline Solimine: “Between Cultures Author Xu Xi's Writing Worlds” Oct 9, 2017
Haydens Ferry Review Dustin Pearson, Sep 19, 2016
Asian American Literary Review Jennifer Lee, Sep 13, 2016
LA Review of Books, Ysabelle Cheung: “Bugs Bunny, the Novel, and Transnationalism” Sep 4, 2016
Asian Review of Books, Rosie Milne, 2016
Asia Literary Review 2016
Publisher's Weekly 2016
Earlier media coverage
China Daily Chitralekha Basu: “No Pause at Menopause” Dec 9, 2011
Susan Blumberg-Kason “Pick of the Week” Nov 14, 2011
Reading Lives Blogspot Access: Thirteen Tales, Nov 2011
“Women's Tales: Xu Xi” Q&A on vvb32reads, Jan 14, 2011
BluePrintReview, Jan 11, 2011 on Habit of a Foreign Sky
Asian Cha Michael Tsang: ”In Transit Xu Xi's Habit of a Foreign Sky” Issue 13, Feb 2011
Interview in Hyphen Magazine Abigail Licad, Dec 15, 2010
Eddie Tay: “Selves in the City Xu Xi” Evanescent Isles” in Asian Cha, Issue 6, Feb 2009
“Tales of Change” Nicole Wong, China Daily Hong Kong, Apr 29, 2008