Wei Ya, formerly known as Xiao Yongliang, is a native of Hunan, and now lives in Shenzhen. He has published a story collection and more than one million characters in literary journals such as People’s Literature, Flower City and Chinese Writers. Some of his works have been reprinted by the magazine Fiction and Fiction Monthly. The short story The Sound of Heaven won the second Moutai Cup and Fiction Selection annual literature award. His novellas have won the 6th Shenzhen Youth Literature Award and Chu Jiwang Literature Award.