An undated photograph of Hong Kong writer Xi Xi, who has died at the age of 85. Photo: courtesy of Plain Leaves Workshop
An undated photograph of Hong Kong writer Xi Xi, who has died at the age of 85. Photo: courtesy of Plain Leaves Workshop

Hong Kong author Xi Xi, often credited with putting city on literary map, dies aged 85

  • A prolific writer of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and screenplays, Xi Xi led a life that was ‘wonderful, happy and meaningful’, a publisher she co-founded said
  • Her imaginative writing often gave mundane events a fairy tale twist. She famously called Hong Kong a ‘floating city’ in 1984 when its return to China was sealed

An undated photograph of Hong Kong writer Xi Xi, who has died at the age of 85. Photo: courtesy of Plain Leaves Workshop
An undated photograph of Hong Kong writer Xi Xi, who has died at the age of 85. Photo: courtesy of Plain Leaves Workshop
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