Xiaolu Guo
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Xiaolu Guo 2006 (c )Philippe Ciompi

Xiaolu Guo (1973) studied at the Beijing Film Academy and received her MA from the National Film School in London. She has published seven novels in both English and Chinese. A Concise Chinese–English Dictionary for Lovers was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Her other novels include UFO in Her Eyes and 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth. She directed the award-winning films She, a Chinese and Once Upon Time Proletarian. ‘Interim Zone’ is an excerpt from I Am China, her new novel forthcoming from Chatto & Windus in the UK.