Xu Kun 徐坤
MCLC / Chinese Short Stories
Born in 1965, Xu Kun is Deputy Chair of the Beijing Writers’ Association, and holds a PhD in literature.
She has published a large quantity of work, including fiction, articles, and essays: her work is representative of both intellectual writing and women’s writing. Her publications include Hot Air, Vanguard, Kitchen, Last Tango in Midnight Square, Twenty-Two Nights of Spring, and Weed Roots. Her play “Man and Woman” was performed by the Beijing People’s Arts Theatre in 2006.
She has won more than thirty prizes, including the Lu Xun literature prize, and has been translated into English, German, French, Russian and Japanese.
Visa Cancelling, tr. Roddy Flagg Pathlight: New Chinese Writing 1 (2012)