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Antônio Xerxenesky

Antônio Xerxenesky was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1984. He is the author of the novel Areia nos dentes (2008), a postmodern Western, and the short story collection A página...

Xi Xi

Xi Xi 西西 (also known as Sai Sai), pseudonym of Cheung Yin, is one of Hong Kong’s most beloved and prolific authors. Born in Shanghai in 1937, she moved to Hong Kong in 1950 and...

Liu Xia

Liu Xia (1961- ), Chinese poet, artist, and photographer, was born and grew up in Beijing, and worked as a civil servant for the Beijing tax bureau. She started writing poetry in 1982 and met Liu...

Yu Xiang

A key figure of the post-70s Chinese poets, Yu Xiang ( 宇向) was born in 1970 and began writing poetry in 2000. She has been actively involved in contemporary art, underground music,...

Jing Xianghai

Jing Xianghai is a Taiwanese psychiatrist as well as poet and essayist. His four collections of poems to date are A Wanted Man (2002), A Mental Home (2006), Nobita (2009) and The Wanted, The...

Yang Xianhui

Yang Xianhui lives in Tianjin, China, and worked at a military-style collective farm near the Gobi Desert for sixteen years in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1997, he journeyed to...

Ji Xianlin

Ji Xianlin was born in 1911 in the impoverished flatlands of Shandong province. After completing an undergraduate degree in European languages at Tsinghua University, Ji successfully competed...

Li Xiao

Li Xiao was born in 1950 in Shanghai. He is the son of Ba Jin, China's oldest surviving writer from the 1920s, who is deeply respected at home and abroad for his writings and his personal...

Xiao Kaiyu

Xiao Kaiyu was born in 1960 in Sichuan province, and trained and worked as a doctor of Chinese medicine. He is the author of several volumes of poetry and has published poems and essays in...

Zheng Xiaolou

Zheng Xiaolu is the pen name of Zheng Peng, who was born in 1986 in Longhui, Hunan.  His stories have been published in several literary magazines in China. He has also published a...

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