Zhang Ni, born in the 1970s in Qu county, Sichuan, studied in the senior research class of the Lu Xun College of Arts, and is a contracted writer with the Ba Jin College of Arts and a member of the China Writers’ Association. She has published several novellas in journals such as October, Zhong Mountain, The Mountain Flower and The Literary Newspaper. Her works have been selected in the Chinese Short Stories in 2012 collection, and in “The short stories of the Youth writers in Sichuan province”, etc. Her novellas Barren Mountain Chrysanthemum and Dust to Dust, Earth to Earth won the 8th Sichuan Literature Awards. In recent years, she has participated in international literary exchange activities held in China and across Asia. Some of her works have been translated into Korean.