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David Nunan has been an expatriate for much of his professional life. He has lived and worked in many countries, including Australia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Japan, Oman, the United States and Singapore. He received the United States Congressional Award for Services to Education in 2015. For the last 25 years he has lived and worked in Hong Kong, where he is Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong. He has published over 30 books on linguistics, culture and education. His textbook series 'Go For It' is a number one best-seller, with worldwide sales exceeding 4 billion copies. Selected previous books: When Rupert Murdoch Came to Tea: A Memoir, ISBN 9781938757044; Roadshow: A Personal Odyssey, ISBN 9781452050850; What is This Thing Called Language?, ISBN 9780230291379
Panoramic and intimate at once, Nunan disarms and charms his way to uncovering rich reservoirs of stories and voices. Benjamin Law, author of The Family Law and Gaysia Stranger than fiction, these are riveting stories about the hidden world of those who make Hong Kong their home, place of work, playground, or battleground, told with great candour. Alice Pung, author of Unpolished Gem, Her Fathers Daughter and Growing up Asian in Australia