Hsiao-Hung Pai

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Hsiao-Hung Pai
Native name
OccupationJournalist, writer
LanguageEnglish, Chinese
Alma mater
University of Wales
University of Westminster, University of Durham
Notable awardsShortlisted for Orwell Prize (2009)
Winner of Bread and Roses Award (2013)

Hsiao-Hung Pai is a London-based journalist and writer. Her book Chinese Whispers: The True Story Behind Britain's Hidden Army of Labour was short-listed for the 2009 Orwell Prize[1] and her Scattered Sand:The Story of China's Rural Migrants won the Bread and Roses Award in 2013.

Hsiao-Hung has written for The Guardian, Open Democracy, Red Pepper, Feminist Review, Socialist Review, Chinese Times UK, Chinese Weekly, The Storm (as a columnist), and many other Chinese-language publications worldwide.


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.


  • 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
  • Bordered Lives: How Europe Fails Refugees and Migrants (New Internationalist, January 2018) ISBN 978-1-78026-438-7
  • Ciao Ousmane: The Hidden Exploitation of Italy's Migrant Workers (Hurst, January 2021) ISBN 9781787384699


  1. ^ Pauli, Michelle (17 June 2009). "International slant for Orwell prize shortlist". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 22 June 2010.

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