April 13 2019

Abécédaire: Xialu Guo, "K for Kong" Xiaolu Guo

Each year, the Fellows and staff of the Institute for Ideas and Imagination participate in making our "abécédaire." Each one chooses a letter, and a word that starts with that letter and explains why this word is important, and what it means to him or her.

China/United Kingdom

Xiaolu Guo


Xiaolu Guo is a Chinese British novelist and filmmaker. She has published several books in both English and Chinese. Her memoir Nine Continents won the National Books Critics Circle Award 2017. I Am China was one of NPR’s Best Books of the Year. Her previous novels include A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers (Orange Fiction Prize Shortlist.) She also directed...