The works of author and Shanghai native Zhu Wenying – including Aunt Lily’s Small Nambang, Madam Dai and Blue, and High Heels – have been published in numerous journals and anthologies. Some of her stories have been translated into English, French, Japanese, Russian, German, and Korean. Her short story, Ephemeral Life, was published in the 2005 Blood Ties: Writing Across Chinese Borders issue of MANOA, the literary journal of the University of Hawaii Press. In 2014, Zhu Wenying received the Annual People’s Literature Prize. Her peers have expressed appreciation for her work’s “renewal of a refined sensibility characteristic of Southern China”. She currently serves as Vice Chairperson of the Suzhou Writers Association and also works as an art curator and critic.