Zheng Xiaolv (originally Zheng Peng), was born in Hunan in 1986. He has written many novels such as The Nursery Rhymes of 1921, The Ant King and The Winter of Riding the Goose. He has won several awards for his writing including the Shanghai Literature Award, the Hunan Youth Literature Award, the Mao Zedong Literature Award, Zijin·People Literary Star Short Story Award, Top Story Selection Excellent Novella Award and the Nanhai Literature Award. Some of his works have been translated into English, Japanese and Czech. He now teaches at the school of liberal arts of Hunan Normal University.