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 Hans Ulrich Obrist Interviews Celebrated Chinese Author Can Xue. Posted to AnOther website, posted Aprl 27, 2021.


Interview with Can Xue and translator Annelise Finegan Wasmoen in honor of the Can Xue novel being longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize. Posted to the Man Book Prize website, April 9, 2019.


Interview with TimeOut Beijing, '"Can Xue is completely unique,' author Can Xue on her own genius." TimeOut Beijing, December 10, 2017. Short interview with Can Xue on her writing.

Interview with Porochista Khakpour. "The Performance of Fiction: An Interview with Can Xue." Words without Borders, March 13, 2017. Interview with the novelist Porochista Khakpour upon the publication of Can Xue's novel, Frontier, translated by Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping with an introduction by Porochista Khakpour and published by Open Letter Books.


Reading and Q&A with Can Xue and the American novelist Porochista Khakpour at the Asian American Writer's Workshop,October 18, 2016. Youtube link.

   Interview by Zang Jixian. "Q&A with the Chinese Author Can Xue on the State of Chinese Literature." Sixth Tone, posted May 25, 2016.


Interview by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen. "Can Xue." Bomb—Artists in Conversations, posted March 11, 2015. [The interview, which focuses on Can Xue's The Last Lover, includes a translation by Annelise Finegan Wasmoe of Can Xue's short essay, "A Short Piece on Experimental Fiction."]


Interview by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen. "A Conversation with Can Xue." Music & Literature, No. 5, 2014. [This is a special issue of Music & Literature honoring the composer Kaija Saariaho, the Norweigian writer Stig Saeterbakken, and Can Xue. Finegan Wasmoen is the translater of The Last Lover. See pp. 267–272.]


Interview by Chad Post. "Interview with Can Xue from the Reykjavik International Literary Festival." Three Percent, September 25, 2013.

Interview by Dylan Suher and Joan Hua. "An Interview with Can Xue." Asymptote, 2013.


"The Aesthetic Activity in Modern Fiction," unpublished interview by Jonathan Griffith, February 2010. [Interview is from the unpublished portions of the interview in Chinese Literature Today and includes an extensive description of Can Xue's aesthetic and creative process.]

Interview by Jonathan Griffith, Chinese Literature Today. University of Oklahoma, Summer 2010.

Interview by Jonathan Griffith, Writer Magazine, February 2010, 492. [In Chinese]


"Can Xue Interview" on the publication of Five Spice Street by Yale University Press (2009), in Books section of Hong Kong Time Out, Time Out Group Limited.

Interview by Leonard Lopate, The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC, April 14, 2009.

Interview by Bill Marx, editor, World Books. "Modernist Mystery Street." Public Radio International's The World.


Interview by Laura McCandlish. "Stubbornly Illuminating 'the Dirty Snow That Refuses to Melt': A Conversation with Can Xue." MCLC Resource Center Publication, 2002.