XU XI 許素細 is the author of five novels and six collections of fiction & essays, most recently the novel That Man in Our Lives and Interruptions, an ekphrastic essay collection in conversation with photographs by David Clarke. She is also editor or co-editor of four anthologies of Hong Kong writing in English. A transnational “third culture” writer, she long inhabited the flight path connecting New York, Hong Kong and the South Island of New Zealand. She was Writer-in-Residence at City University of Hong Kong’s Department of English and was previously on the MFA in Writing faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she served as faculty chair. In 2016, she was Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Arizona State University’s Piper Center for Creative Writing. Currently, she is a partner at Authors at Large, which she co-founded with the writer Robin Hemley to offer international writing retreats and workshops.