After earning an MA at the Beijing Film Academy, Xiaolu Guo moved to London in 2002, and in 2013 was named one of Granta’s Best of the Young British Novelists. Her films include She, a Chinese (2009), which won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival, and UFO in Her Eyes (2011), an adaptation of her novel of the same title. In 2019, the Whitechapel Gallery in London held a complete retrospective of her cinematic work. Her third novel, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers (2008)— first of her books to be written in English—has been translated into 26 languages. Her memoir Nine Continents received the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. Her most recent novel, A Lover’s Discourse, is forthcoming in 2020.