Nick Holdstock is the author of The Tree That Bleeds: A Uighur Town on the Edge (Luath Press Ltd 2011), a book about life in Ghulja, Xinjiang province. His articles and essays have appeared in The London Review of Books, n+1, The Independent, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. He has been awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship.

Last Updated: May 2, 2014



The Silk Road of Pop

Nick Holdstock
Most coverage of Xinjiang focuses on the tensions between Han and Uighur in the region, especially since the 2009 Urumqi riots. The Silk Road of Pop, a new documentary about Uighur music directed by Sameer Farooq, is a timely portrait of the rich...