We are pleased to announce our first Writer in Residence of 2017, Xu Xi, who will be here on retreat in January.
In the past we have awarded only one fellowship every year, our November Wildcard residency.
However, moving forward this will become one of 3 residencies we offer each year, in different fields.
The residencies will be in the months of January (Xu Xi this year), April and November.
Xu Xi (許素細) is the author of eleven books.
These include, most recently, the novel That Man In Our Lives (C&R Press, September 2016) and Interruptions (Hong Kong University Museum & Art Gallery, September 2016), a collaborative essay collection in conversation with photography by David Clarke.
Forthcoming books include a memoir Elegy for HK (Penguin China/Australia, 2017) and Insignificance: Stories of Hong Kong (Signal 8 Press, 2018).
From 2002-12 Xu Xi was on the MFA in Writing faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she was elected and served as faculty chair from 2009-12.
From January to May, 2016, she was Distinguished Visiting Writer-in-Residence at Arizona State University’s Virginia G. Piper Center of Creative Writing.
She is the co-founder, with past resident, author Robin Hemley, of Authors At Large, offering writing retreats and workshops in Asia.
An Indonesian-Chinese native of Hong Kong and U.S. citizen, she currently splits time between her homes in New York and Hong Kong.
Xu Xi will also be giving a “Work in Progress Writing Workshop” in fiction & nonfiction from Saturday January 14 to Sunday January 15 specially for La Muse.
Find out more about the writing workshop.