Xiaolu Guo shortlisted for Rathbones Folio Prize 2018

29th March 2018

Xiaolu Guo’s memoir, Once Upon a Time in the East, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Rathbones Folio Prize.

A Wild Swans for a new generation, Once Upon a Time in the East takes Xiaolu from a run-down shack to film school in a rapidly changing Beijing, navigating the everyday peculiarity of modern China: censorship, underground art, Western boyfriends.

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Xiaolu Guo wins NBCC Award 2017

16th March 2018

Xiaolu Guo’s memoir Nine Continents (Once Upon a Time in the East in the UK) has won the Autobiography category of the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards.

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Olivia Laing awarded Windham-Campbell Prize

9th March 2018

Olivia Laing is one of eight writers who have been recognised by the Windham-Campbell Prize. The judges said that she “searches the depths of the self” in her writing, and described her as “a cartographer of human emotion, mixing memoir, biography and critical engagement with an acute sense of place.”

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