novelist and film-maker Xiaolu Guo’s artistic career spans both China and the West. Her novels have been translated into more than 26 languages, including A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary For Lovers (shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction) and I Am China (long listed for Bailey’s Women’ s Fiction Prize). In 2013 she was named as one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists. She also directed several award-winning films, include UFO In Her Eyes, Once Upon a Time Proletarian (Venice Film Festival) and She, a Chinese (Golden Leopard Award at the Locarno Film Festival). Guo currently lives in London and Berlin and was a writer in residence at the Zurich Literature House 2015. Her latest book, a novelistic memoir, is Once Upon A Time In The East (Penguin Random House, 2017).
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in dialogue with Yu Hua, who will launch the Italian translation of his latest book, Il settimo giorno (Feltrinelli), at the festival.