Bi Feiyu is one of the most respected authors and screenwriters in China today. He was born in 1964 in Xinghua, in the province of Jiangsu. He is the recipient of several literary awards, including the Xu Lun Prize, which he has won twice. He co-wrote the film Shanghai Triad, which was directed by the acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou and nominated for a Golden Globe. His first novel, The Moon Opera, was longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2008. Chinese Massage was the recipient of the Mao Dun Prize, China's most prestigious literary award, and his most recent novel, Three Sisters, won the 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize. He is also the author of a memoir, Don Quixote: A Subei Boyhood.