Welcome to my corner of the web. I'm a writer and freelance journalist living in Beijing.
My articles have been published in The Economist, Prospect, Dissent, LA Review of Books, and elsewhere. I also edit and write a group blog, the Anthill.
My narrative profile of a young Tibetan featured in Chinese Characters, a book of reportage published by University of California Press in 2012.
I came to live in China in 2008. I learnt Mandarin and wrote a (now archived) blog about Chinese youth. Now I am working on a book for Picador.
I studied English literature at Oxford, where I edited The Isis magazine and hitchiked to Morocco.
I also run literary interviews at Five Books, where I have interviewed over fifty authors including Ian McEwan and Paul Theroux.
Follow me on Twitter @alecash.