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More from the Edinburgh Book Festival


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Xinran Xue gives the 2005 Amnesty Lecture at the Edinburgh Book Festival tomorrow (Aug 23).

Before moving to London, Xinran worked as a journalist and hosted a nightly radio show in China called Words on the Night Breeze. The show, which ran for seven years, was the first to give a voice to Chinese women, gaining millions of listeners, many of whom wanted to share their stories.

Xinran now has an intersting column in The Guardian where she writes about what it's like to be a Chinese woman living in the UK; and she's the author of part-memoir, part-novel The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices.



Plus, if you're in Edinburgh, look out for readings from members of Write to Life, part of the Festival's Imprisoned Writers series. Amazing people with incredible stories to tell, every one of them.

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