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XiXi Tian's Author photo. XiXi, with dark curled hair, wears a light pink cardigan, white cream shirt, and black slacks. She stands on a path. Trees and floral bushes are in the background.

XiXi Tian

Long Bio:

 

XiXi Tian was born in China and immigrated to the United States when she was a year old. She grew up in central Illinois, graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in history and Harvard Law School. She is a writer, lawyer, avid reader, and lifelong Midwesterner no matter where she lives. She loves to read and write about the Asian-American experience, heartbreak, and complicated family dynamics.

Her first novel, THIS PLACE IS STILL BEAUTIFUL, is about two Chinese-American sisters who find themselves at odds with each other about how to respond to a racist attack against their home, all while one of them harbors an explosive secret.

Her second novel will also feature a Chinese-American protagonist trying to survive a college roadtrip with her childhood rival, while figuring out how to pick up the pieces from a recent tragedy that has rendered her family unable to move on. This novel, yet untitled, will be coming out in 2025.

Follow her on Instagram @xixiwrites​!

Photo: Cassie Gonzales

Short Bio:

 

XiXi Tian was born in China and immigrated to the United States when she was a year old. She grew up in central Illinois. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in history and then graduated from Harvard Law School. She is a tech lawyer by day and a writer by night. THIS PLACE IS STILL BEAUTIFUL is her debut novel.

Follow her on Instagram @xixiwrites!

Photo: Cassie Gonzales

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