Writers in Conversation: Xiaolu Guo
4 March 2024
Writers in Conversation features some of today’s best fiction writers, poets, non-fiction writers and playwrights reading from their work and talking about their writing lifestyle – how characters take shape and where ideas come from. Led by Toby Litt, head of Creative Writing at the University of Southampton’s English department, the event takes place three times each semester and aims to create an evening that is relaxed, engaging and intelligent, yet informal.
Tonight’s featured guest is Xiaolu Guo, a memoirist, novelist and filmmaker. Her novels include A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, and I Am China. Her memoir Once Upon A Time In The East won the National Book Critics Circle Award 2017 and was shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize. A Lover’s Discourse was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2020 and longlisted for the Orwell Prize. Radical was published by Vintage in 2023. Named as a Granta Best of Young British Novelist, she also directed a dozen films, including How Is Your Fish Today (Sundance Official Selection 2007) and UFO In Her Eyes.
General Admission — MAST Mayflower Studios
This event takes place at
MAST Mayflower Studios
Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DU
Street level access to our foyer & Box Office is through the main entrance on Above Bar Street.