Hsiao-Hung Pai (simplified Chinese: 白晓红; traditional Chinese: 白曉紅; pinyin: Bái Xiǎohóng) (born 1968 in Taipei, Taiwan) is a writer best known for her books Chinese Whispers: The True Story Behind Britain's Hidden Army of Labour which was short-listed for the 2009 Orwell Prize and Scattered Sand:The Story of China's Rural Migrants which won the Bread and Roses Award in 2013.
Pai has lived in the UK since 1991, and holds master's degrees from the University of Wales, University of Durham and the University of Westminster. She holds a bachelor's degree from Fu Jen Catholic University in New Taipei.
Pai's third book, Invisible: Britain's Migrant Sex Workers was published in 2013 and focuses on the story of two immigrant prostitutes in the United Kingdom. Pai worked undercover as a maid in brothels in Burnley, Lancashire, and Finchley and Stratford in London, as part of her research for the book. Invisible was serialised in the G2 section of The Guardian. Pai was also interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour in April 2013 about her findings.
- Chinese Whispers: The True Story Behind Britain's Hidden Army of Labour (Penguin Books 2008) ISBN 978-0-141-03568-0
- Scattered Sand: The Story of China's Rural Migrants (Verso Books, 2012) ISBN 978-1-781-68090-2
- Invisible: Britain's Migrant Sex Workers (Westbourne Press, 2013) ISBN 978-1-908-90606-9
- Angry White People: Coming Face-to-face with the British Far Right (Zed Books March 2016) ISBN 9781783606924
- Pauli, Michelle (17 June 2009). "International slant for Orwell prize shortlist". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
- "Film-maker's cockle tragedy walk". BBC News. 15 January 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
- "Press round up". Press round-up: Invisible by Hsiao-Hung Pai. Saqi Press. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
- "The brothel worker: 'I regret not working in the sex trade as soon as I got here'". The Guardian. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
- "Migrant sex workers". BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour. BBC Online. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
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