A smattering of China-based anglophone writers have come together under the guidance of "old China hand" Tom Carter to write Unsavory Elements, a 300-page anthology of stories by 28 writers united by the theme of being a long-term foreign resident in China.
Among the authors whose work is featured in the book are Americans/Chengdu residents Derek Sandhaus, author of and Matt Muller, who makes his debut in this anthology. Other contributors to Unsavory Elements are journalist and Shanghaiist.com founding editor Dan Washburn, that's magazines cofounder Mark Kitto, and blogger Jocelyn Eikenburg, known for Speaking of China, her long-running blog that centers around her experience as a white American woman living in China with her Chinese husband. Classic China expat writers Peter Hessler and Jonathan Watts also contributed to the volume.
The book will be released on June 2 at 7 p.m. the Chengdu Bookworm with readings and a panel discussion by Carter, Muller, and Sandhaus (free entrance). Unsavory Elements will be available for purchase at the Bookworm as well.