Xu XI - Honors


The New York Times named her a pioneer English-language writer from Asia and the Voice of America featured her on their Chinese-language TV series "Cultural Odyssey." Her novel Habit of a Foreign Sky was shortlisted for the 2007 inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize. Her short story, Famine, first published in Ploughshares, was selected for the 2006 O. Henry Prize Stories collection and she was a South China Morning Post story contest winner. She received a New York Foundation for the Arts fiction fellowship, as well as several writer-in-residence positions at Chateau de Lavigny in Lausanne, Switzerland, Kulturhuset USF in Bergen, Norway and the The Jack Kerouac Writers in Residence Project of Orlando, Inc. In 2004, she received the distinguished alumni award from her undergraduate alma mater, SUNY-Plattsburgh and is the recipient of Ploughshares' 2005 Cohen Award. In 2009, she was the Bedell Distinguished Visiting Writer at the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program and she was the 2010 Distinguished Asian Writer at the Philippines National Writing Workshops at Silliman University, Dumaguete, Philippines."

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