Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Lovers in the Age of Indifference

I reviewed Lovers in the Age of Indifference by Xiaolu Guo on National Radio today. A powerful collection of short stories by the author of the Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, who lives in London and Beijing. I didn't say everything I wanted to say, but I did get a good chunk of time on radio today which was wonderful, and gave me a chance to read an extract as well as natter. So here's the review

1 comment:

Claire Beynon said...

And a very fine review it was/is, Mary. Lovely, too, to meet your voice (to hear your words in air as opposed to on the page).

I made enquiries re; the book not long after listening - apparently it's still on the way to our local UBS. I will buy one when they arrive. Thanks for introducing us to it and to Xiaolu Guo (whose name is like a musical phrase, especially when spoken?).