Bi Feiyu (毕飞宇) was raised in the Xinghua province of Jiangsu, China. After early years as a journalist in Nanjing, he went on to publish more than 20 novels and short story collections, several of which have been awarded prizes, including two Lu Xun prizes (1995-6; 2002-2005). In 2004, he was named Most Favorite Chinese Writer in France. Among his film work is the screenplay for Shanghai Triad (1995), directed by Zhang Yimou. Feiyu was an IWP resident in 2006. He is the winner of the 2015 Mao Dun Prize for Massage, and the 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize for Three Sisters. His novels have been translated and published in France and Germany.