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. A journalist, poet and novelist, he has been awarded a number of literary prizes, including the prestigious Lu Xun Literary Prize. He co-wrote the film Shanghai Triad, which was directed by the internationally renowned director Zhang Yimou. His novel The Moon Opera was longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fidion Prize in 2008. Three Sisters won the Man Asian Literary Prize 2010.