Qiu Xiaolong

Qiu Xiaolong’s books have sold over a million copies and have been published in twenty languages. He is the author of the award-winning Inspector Chen series of mystery novels, Death of a Red Heroine (2000), A Loyal Character Dancer (2002), When Red is Black (2004), A Case of Two Cities (2006), Red Mandarin Dress (2007), and The Mao Case (2009). He is also the author of two books of poetry translations, Treasury of Chinese Love Poems (2003) and Evoking T’ang (2007), and his own poetry collection, Lines Around China (2003). BBC4 is currently presenting a radio dramatization of his first three Inspector Chen books. His latest book Shanghai Redemption – which was hailed by Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2015 – is partly set in Suzhou and refers to the Bookworm Literary Festival. Born in Shanghai, he currently lives in St. Louis with his wife and daughter.

Location: Foundation Building Lecture Theatre 1E