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Xiaolu Guo

1973-

Xiaolu Guo (born 1973) is a Chinese-born British novelist, memoirist and film-maker, who explores migration, alienation, memory, personal journeys, feminism, translation and transnational identities. Xiaolu Guo grew up first with her grandparents and later wih her parents. She published her first poetry as a teenager. After studying at the Beijing Film Academy she moved to England and studied at the National Film and Television School. Xiaolu Guo's books have been translated into 28 languages. Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China won the National Book Critics Circle Award 2017. In 2013, she was named as one of Granta magazine's Best of Young British Novelists. She is also one of the inaugural fellows of the Columbia Institute of Ideas and Imagination in Paris.