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Xujun Eberlein

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Xujun Eberlein is the author of the award-winning story collection href="http://www.amazon.com/Apologies-Forth... Forthcoming. A native of Chongqing, China now living in the Boston area, she is also a widely read essayist and blogger on China. Her stories and essays have appeared in many magazines in the United States, and also in Canada, England, Kenya, and Hong Kong.

Xujun's literary awards include artist fellowship in fiction/creative nonfiction from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the VCCA’s Goldfarb Non-fiction Fellowship, first prize of the Ledge Fiction Award, second prize of Literal Latte's Essay Awards, honorable mention from Dana Award in the Essay, winner of Tartt Fiction Award and runner-up for Drake Emerging Writer's Award.

(Published in Foreign Policy )

If Second in Command illustrates the explosive success of the officialdom novel, it also exemplifies the genre's precarious status in China. Truth, it turns out, has started imitating fiction in ways that have made the Chinese government most uncomfortable.

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Apologies Forthcoming
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message 3: by Beth

Beth Thanks for the friendship add, Xujun! I'll be blogging about the second book in my gift basket mystery series, TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET, next spring. We'll have to compare notes on book blogs!

Xujun, I've put your book APOLOGIES FORTHCOMING on my to-read list.

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John Hi Xujun,

Congratulations on the forthcoming release of your story collection. The title is intriguing and I will be anxious to read your book!


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