Lu Yiping, novelist, born in 1972, hails from Nanjiang, Sichuan. He studied at the PLA Academy of Arts Literature Department, then joined Shanghai’s first postgraduate writers’ programme and is a member of the Chinese Writers Association. Following more than 20 years of military life, he was promoted to the position of vice-director of the Chengdu Military District Literary and Artistic Studio and retired in 2016. He is a contracted writer of Ba Jin College and Chengdu College of Arts. He began writing novels in 1992. His novels are mainly set the northwest frontier area of China and are known for revealing life truths through pioneering writing techniques, as well as expressing the absurdity of life and exploring the loneliness of being human. He has published nearly 20 works including story collections, novels, essays and long documentary literature. His works have won the PLA Literary Award, the Chinese Reportage Awards, the Shanghai Literature Award, the Kunlun Literary Award, the Tianshan Literary award, among others.