Bi Feiyu was born 1964 in Xinghua, Jiangsu. His works are known for their complex portrayal of the “female psyche.” Bi Feiyu’s novel The Moon Opera (青衣), translated by Howard Goldblatt, was longlisted for the 2008 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, while Three Sisters (玉米 ，玉秀，玉秧), also translated by Goldblatt, won the 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize. In China, his awards include twice winning the Lu Xun Literary Prize; and the 2011 Mao Dun Prize, the highest national literary award, for Massage（推拿）. His works have been translated into more than 20 languages. He also wrote the screenplay for Zhang Yimou’s 1996 film Shanghai Triad. Bi Feiyu is a professor at the School of Liberal Arts, Nanjing University. He lives in Nanjing.