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Xiao Bai was born in 1968 in Shanghai, and began writing in 2009. His first book, a collection of essays entitled HORNY HAMLET (2009), was a prize winner in China. His debut novel, GAME POINT, followed in 2010, and FRENCH CONCESSION, his second novel, appeared in 2011 in China. It is being widely translated, and is his first book to appear in the English language. In 2013, his novella, XU XIANGBI THE SPY won the 10th Annual Shanghai Literary Prize. Xiao Bai lives in Shanghai. Translator Chenxin Jiang was born in Singapore and grew up in Hong Kong. Her work has received a PEN Translation Fund Grant and the Susan Sontag Prize for Translation. She is currently translating a Cultural Revolution memoir by Ji Xianlin for New York Review Books. She has most recently lived in Shanghai, Chicago, and Berlin.

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French Concession by Xiao Bai
French Concession
Xiao Bai
A rare example of contemporary Chinese crime and thriller fiction. Based in Shanghai in 1931 it provides us with an invaluable historical perspective and sense of period on both Chinese politics of the time and an exotic landscape teeming with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
French Concession by Xiao Bai
French Concession
Xiao Bai
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A rare example of contemporary Chinese crime and thriller fiction. Based in Shanghai in 1931 it provides us with an invaluable historical perspective and sense of period...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/02/2016

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