Xiaolu Guo is a writer and film-maker. Her novels include A Concise Chinese–English Dictionary for Lovers, shortlisted for the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction, UFO in Her Eyes and I Am China, longlisted for the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Her memoir Once Upon a Time in the East is published in 2017. She was one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2013. She lives in Berlin and London.