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Once Upon A Time in the East

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Xiaolu Guo

Saturday 14th October 16:00 - 17:00 | Northwood House

Granta Best Young British Novelist and Orange-shortlisted author, Xiaolu Guo, talks about her extraordinary memoir Once Upon A Time in the East beginning with her childhood in China. As a baby, she is deposited with a childless peasant couple in the mountains. Two years later, they carry her to her grandparents’ hut in a tiny fishing village on the East China Sea. She meets her parents for the first time when she is six. It’s a strange beginning.  She describes her subsequent journey to film school in  a rapidly changing Beijing and then a career as a successful young writer and film director in the West.  Xiaolu Guo talks to Stephanie Merritt.


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Xiaolu Guo: Once Upon a Time in the East£9.00
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