XU XI 許素細 is a New York-Hong Kong author of fourteen books — five novels, eight collections of short fiction and essays, one memoir — and also editor of four anthologies of Hong Kong writing in English.
An Indonesian-Chinese-American diehard transnational, she previously inhabited the flight path connecting New York, Hong Kong and the South Island of New Zealand. These days, she splits her life, unevenly, between the state of New York and the rest of the world.
Her newest book is This Fish is Fowl: Essays of Being (American Lives Series - Univ. Nebraska Press, March 1, 2019). Other recent titles include the novel That Man In Our Lives (C&R 2016), a memoir Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy For A City (Penguin, 2017) and Insignificance: Hong Kong Stories (Signal 8 Press, 2018). Forthcoming isThe Art & Craft of Asian Stories (Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2020).
She is Faculty Co-Director of the International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation at Vermont College of Fine Arts, co-founder of Authors at Large and fiction editor-at-large for Tupelo Press.