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Chinese Author - Xinran in Dunedin

Host: Random House New Zealand
Network: Global
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm   
Location: Hutton Theatre

Tickets: $5, available from the University Book Shop

Xinran was born in Beijing in 1958 and was a successful journalist and radio presenter in China. In 1997 she moved to London, where she began work on her seminal book about Chinese women’s lives, The Good Women of China. Since then she has written a regular column for the Guardian, appeared frequently on radio and TV and published the acclaimed Sky Burial and a novel, Miss Chopsticks, as well as a book of her Guardian columns called What the Chinese Don't Eat.

She lives in London but travels regularly to China. Her charity, The Mothers' Bridge of Love (, was founded to help disadvantaged Chinese children and to build a bridge of understanding between the West and China.