Film success for Xiaolu Guo

28th August 2013

Xiaolu Guo, whose new novel I Am China will be published by Chatto & Windus in 2014, continues to attract attention and accolade in her other life as a director and screenwriter. Her highly acclaimed feature film ‘UFO In Her Eyes’ will be awarded the Premio Città di Venezia at the Venice Biennale on 7 September. Meanwhile, her most recent documentary ‘Late at Night: voices of ordinary madness, interviews with and observations of the dispossessed of London’s East End’, has been selected for the London Film Festival.

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The Trip to Echo Spring inspires rave reviews

7th August 2013

A stream of amazing reviews for Olivia Laing’s The Trip to Echo Spring, published by Canongate on 1 August:

‘Brilliant and original’, says John Carey in The Sunday Times. In The Times, John Sutherland writes, ‘Laing’s analysis of the complex addiction is consistently shrewd. But what makes The Trip to Echo Spring truly worthwhile is that she, like those she writes about, is a terrific writer. Cheers, Olivia.’

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