Assembly Series: Qiu Xiaolong “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress”

  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018 • 5:00 pm
  • Graham Chapel, Washington University in St. Louis

Qiu Xiaolong, poet, literary translator, crime novelist and St. Louis resident visits campus as the first installment of this years Assembly series.

Qiu Xiaolong was born in Shanghai, China. He published prize-winning poetry, translation and criticism in Chinese in the eighties, and became a member of the Chinese Writers’ Association. In 1988, he came to the United States as a Ford Foundation Fellow, started writing in English, and obtained a Ph.D. in comparative literature at Washington University. He is the author of the popular Detective Chen mysteries, as well as poetry and essay collections that have sold over two million copies worldwide and have been published in twenty languages. He currently lives in St. Louis with his wife and daughter.

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