Justin Hill


The Drink and Dream Teashouse Passing Under Heaven Ciao Asmara A Bend in the Yellow River Forthcoming Books  

















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The current revival and reinvention of the historical novel is good news for readers, especially when they are as engaging as this one.

An exciting, imaginative and gripping reminder — refreshingly free from any attempt at “antique” language — that there was life in the old place before the Norman invasion.

Kate Saunders, The Times


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Winner of the 2005 Somerset Maugham Award
Shortlisted for the 2005 Encore Award


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A ghost who won't let go


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Short-listed for the 2003 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award


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The Globalist feature


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Winner of the 2003 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize
Winner of a 2002 Betty Trask Award


Washington Post's Top Reads of 2001


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Old Zhu and the teahouse



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Short Stories & Essays
  Asian Literary Review Summer, 2010


'I came across your short story "Forward" in the latest Asia Literary Review and immediately fell for it. I liked the opening, the plain prose, the unuttered love between father and daughter, the hope, the debt, the burden. And in particular, I liked it because it's refreshing to see a foreigner writing about China and its people with respect and without judging them with an bewildered eye.' J Kot, Macau



Smog: 50 50, New Hong Kong Writing, edited by Xu Xi

'A stand out was Smog, a world-class short story written with a Chinese sensibility, surely the writing of a mainland scribe in translation.  But then I flipped back to see who wrote it - none other than Justin Hill, author of two acclaimed books on the Middle Kingdom' Time Out Hong Kong

Also published in June 2008 edition of Asian Literary Review


Asian Literary Review Autumn, 2008

Pearl S. Buck and the Chinese Novel, essay






Things too Far Away: Tell Tales 4, Edited by Courrtia Newland and Monique Roffey

April 2009