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A remarkable piece of characterisation... a powerful portrait of a man forced to reconcile the expectations of his family, his ancestors and the weight of Chinese tradition with the very different attitudes of the West, while trying, in the middle of things, to find love. ”
—The Age, Melbourne, review of "The Girl in the Golden House" (Pandanus Books,2003)
I was born in Tasmania but my professional life in several countries as an academic. I retired from the University of Hong Kong to return to Tasmania to write. I have published five novels, the latest From Ashes to Ashes; a collection of short stories; a...
Causes John Biggs Supports
World Wildlife Fund,Amnesty International, Greenpeace, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, UNHCR
John’s Favorite Books
Wild Swans, Highways to a War, The Potato Factory, The Year of Living Dangerously, Dominion, Winter in Madrid, Rich Land Wasteland: The story of how coal is...