毕飞宇 Bi Feiyu
Bi Feiyu was born in 1964 in the south-western province of Jiangsu. After completing his studies in literature in 1987 he spent five years as a university teacher and six years as a journalist. He is now a magazine editor and a scriptwriter, who adapted, for example, a novel by Li Xiao for Zhang Yimou’s film Shanghai Triad (1995). Since the late 1980s he has published novels, novellas and short stories. Bi Feiyu is regarded as a highly promising talent, especially in the field of the short story, for which he has won prizes including the prestigious Lu Xun Literature Prize. His work has been translated into several languages. His short novel The Moon Opera was published in 2006 by De Geus and several of his stories have appeared in Het trage vuur, a magazine for Chinese literature.