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My first novel, Motherland, won an Arts Council Individual Literature Award and was published by John Murray in 2015. It came out with Ullstein as Paradise Ost in German the following year. I’ve taught English and learnt French, German and Chinese. I’ve spent time in academia, have a PhD in Social Anthropology, and published my research in Sex, Science and Morality in China with Routledge.

I have been invited to talk on Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio Scotland and at the Leipzig Book Fair, and my writing has appeared in, among others, the Guardian and Granta. After several years in East Asia, I’m now settled in Berlin where I’m working on my second novel about fathers, sex and China.
Jo McMillan

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