Chen Jiatong was born in 1987 in Shandong province, China. He graduated from Beihang University with a Master’s degree in Engineering, and now works in international trade. He was still at university when he began writing his debut novel, a middle-grade fantasy called Dilah and the Moonstone, the first in the ‘White Fox’ series. Six years later, upon completing the book, he immediately reached out to Wang Ruiquin, the Chinese editor of Harry Potter at the People’s Literature Publishing House, who fell in love with the novel, saying of it: “This is the best children’s fantasy novel of Chinese origins I have come across in my time as a children’s editor.”
Following the publication of Dilah and the Moonstone and its sequel in 2014, Jiatong has published four volumes of a new fantasy series, ‘The Dream Makers’, and reissued the first two books in the White Fox series, together with the remaining four books, with leading children’s publisher Jieli.
The first book in the White Fox series has been published in English in the UK by Chicken House, under the title White Fox, with book two scheduled to follow in spring 2021.