Guo, Xiaolu

Xiaolu Guo

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Xiaolu Guo ( born 1973) is a Chinese-British novelist and filmmaker, who uses cinema and literary language to explore themes of alienation, memory, personal journeys, literature translation, transnational identity and develops her own vision of China's past and its future in a global environment. Her novels have been translated into more than 26 languages. In 2013 she was named as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists, a list drawn up once a decade. 

Guo has served on the judging panel for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and in 2016 she served as a jury for the Financial Times Emerging Voices Awards for Fiction. She has lectured on Creative Writing and Filmmaking at King’s College London, the University of Westminster, Colgate University, Swarthmore College in the USA as well as at Harvard University. She is an honorary Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, UK. Guo currently lives in London and was a guest of the DAAD Artists in Residence in Berlin in 2012 and a Writer in Residence of the Literaturhaus Zurich and the PWG Foundation in Zurich in 2015.