The coffin fell apart.
There was the sound of decayed wood crumbling, and a cloud of smoke surged out, like water vapour from a hot steamer.

Yan Lianke / Carlos Rojas

Guo Xiaolu


Guo Xiaolu, a London-based writer and filmmaker, has published six books in her native China. Her films include the documentary Concrete Revolution and the feature How is Your Fish Today? The English language translation of her second novel, Village of Stone, was short-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2004-2005. Her most recent book, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers (written in English) was nominated for the Orange Prize.


Original Works

Novels (3)


Novels (1)