The embargo’s been lifted, and I’m pleased to announce that I’m on the line-up of the 2017 Sydney Writer’s Festival. The theme this year is “Refuge,” and I’m on a panel called The Writer’s Habitat with some seriously bright lights on Thursday 25 May at 10am talking homeland, homesickness and the bittersweet ache of the wandering heart.

Speaking of which -reminds me of the song we used to play before the show every night in Shanghai:

Chinatown, my Chinatown

Where the lights are low

Hearts that know no other land

Drifting to and fro…

Hope to see some of you at the Festival.