Xiaolu Guo is a novelist and filmmaker. She was born in China
in 1973 and moved to the UK in 2002. She studied at the Beijing
Film Academy and the UK’s National Film and TV School. Her most notable novels are A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary
for Lovers (nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction), 20
Fragments of a Ravenous Youth, and I Am China (longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction). She has also directed several feature films, including How Is Your Fish Today? and Once Upon a Time Proletarian. They were officially selected by the Venice Film Festival, Sundance, and MoMA in New York. Her memoir, Nine Continents (in the US) and
Once Upon a Time in the East (in the UK) is due to be published in 2017.