Xu Xi is the author of 11 books, most recent among them the novel That Man in Our Lives, the collaborative essay collection Interruptions (with photography by David Clarke), Access: Thirteen Tales, and the novel Habit of a Foreign Sky, a finalist for the Man Asian Literary Prize. She has also edited four English-language anthologies of Hong Kong writers. Her forthcoming books include the memoir Elegy for HK and Insignificance: Stories of Hong Kong. She has taught for and directed MFA creative writing programmes in the US and Asia and now co-leads “Authors At Large”, which offers writing retreats and workshops internationally. An Indonesian-Chinese native of Hong Kong and a US citizen, Xu Xi divides her time between New York and Hong Kong.