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Hsiao-hung Pai at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

  • Garden Theatre Edinburgh (map)

Join celebrated Taiwanese journalist and author Hsiao-hung Pai at the 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival where she will be discussing her critically acclaimed work 'Bordered Lives - How Europe Fails Refugees and Migrants'

After the image of a child's body washed up on a beach caused widespread shock, why has Europe’s refugee crisis faded from the headlines? Hsiao-Hung Pai has stayed in touch with migrants, many of them children, and charts their stories in Bordered Lives. She will be joined in conversation with British author Teresa Thornhill.

Hsiao-hung Pai will be part of 'The Freedom Papers' - #FreedomToThink is the motto of this years festival, and the Edinburgh international Book Festival is calling upon its authors, participants and audiences to consider the importance of freedom in a world where democracy and capitalism, long the staples of western society, are being brought into question.

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Hsiao-Hung Pai is a journalist and author. For her book Chinese Whispers, shortlisted for the 2009 Orwell Prize, she worked undercover in brothels, factories, fields and restaurants to expose the working conditions of undocumented Chinese labourers in the UK. For Scattered Sand, winner of the Bread and Roses Award in 2013, she spent two years travelling across China to interview rural migrants. Her third book, Invisible, was an undercover exposé of the migrant sex industry in the UK, and was serialised in the G2 section of the Guardian.