Extract in The Scotsman

The start of ‘And Then’, a story from The False River, appears in today’s Scotsman newspaper.

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My first collection

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The False River is out now.

With thanks to the publications in which some of this work first appeared – especially the Manchester Review, the Southern Review, and the Willesden Herald. I’m also grateful to editors like Emily Nemens (formerly of the Southern Review, now Paris Review Fiction Editor), Tom Vowler, and especially the late Jeanne Leiby, who was my first editor at the Southern Review, and offered me encouragement at a crucial time.

South China Morning Post Review

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Thanks to Dan Eady for a long review (and a fair summary) of the new edition of China’s Forgotten People.

The first edition had a very different reception in SCMP – that reviewer lamented that ‘the book does little to bring to life the exotic and enchanting characteristics of Xinjiang’. Though that was by a different reviewer, the difference in tone seems indicative of a shift in the global perception of Xinjiang, and perhaps also of the very different situation in Hong Kong now compared to that in 2015.

 

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