Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Women's Tales next month

Women's Tales
a virtual book event
January 13-20, 2010

stories by and about women

SAVE the DATE for this virtual book event: January 13-20

One of the guest authors for the event is Xu Xi who has written...

Habit of a Foreign Sky
by Xu Xi

Description from the amazon:
Somewhere between Hong Kong and New York, life does an abrupt shift for Gail Szeto, when her mother, her last family member, is killed in an accident.

For Gail, a mixed-race, single mother who had buried her young son less than two years prior, all she has left is a hard-won career at a global investment bank.

Life rapidly goes into free fall for this woman with a complicated past, who was once so sure of her direction in life, who can now see no clear future path.

Shortlisted for the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize, this novel offers a an international cast of characters in New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

--/=/=-- Book Giveaway courtesy of PR --=\=\=-

Open to all.

Offer ends: January 30, 2011


Explore Xu Xi's site.

1. Ask author, Xi, a question in regards to something you found of interest at her site in comments along with your email.

2. Come back during the Women's Tales event next month to read Xi's response.

--- questions are closed ---

RESPONSES are here.

INSTEAD, tell me something of interest you learned from Xu Xi's site.


Contest has ended - winner is here



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  1. Of the 3 places you have lived, which has inspired you the most when writing?


  2. From your biography, I know that there several well know people who have the same name as you.
    I am curious, what is the literal meaning of the
    characters in your name?

    Thank you


  3. Ooh, this book looks crazy good! I'm curious -- Vermont and Iowa are a far cry from Hong Kong. Do you enjoy living any place less urban than Hong Kong? And what made you decide to commit wholly to writing?

    Thanks, Vee, for the opportunity!

  4. I would like to ask, what do think of what is happening to the nobel peace prize winner,Liu Xiaobo?

  5. What is left of your life in marketing in your life as a writer?

    agcestrela {AT} gmail {DOT} com

  6. What is your view on China's relation with artists free speech?
    Is Hong Kong a more liberal region?


  7. Do you feel it is more difficult for you to reach all of your potential readers for being a woman writer?

    goncalo (dot) mil (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. What other chinese writers would you recommend?

    39.5susy AT gmail DOT com

  9. How do you think you will be remembered in 100 years, as a writer?

    joanapatriciadias [_at_]

  10. What is your greatest strength as a writer?

    educhico AT gmail DOT com

  11. What great women have inspired you?


  12. Of all your awards for your work, which one are you most proud of?
    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

  13. Which of your works did you like writing the best?

  14. Hi Xi, who or what inspires you to write? What message do you want to convey through your novels?

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  15. What are some of authors that you admire or enjoy reading?

    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com


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