Bi Feiyu is a Chinese journalist, poet, novelist and screenwriter currently living in Jiangsu Province, Nanjing. He co-wrote the script for Zhang Yimou’s Shanghai Triad. Feiyu was editor at the literary magazine Yu Hua and journalist at the Nanjing Daily for six years, though he only contributed 6,000 words during his entire time there.
Bi Feiyu often tells others’ stories rather than his own, creatively weaving his own experiences into their tales. His skilful writing has earned him a number of literary accolades: he has twice been awarded the prestigious Lu Xun Prize, and in 2010 he won the Man Asian Literary Prize for Three Sisters.
Feiyu was due to visit the UK in 2010, to attend an English PEN event promoting Three Sisters, but unfortunately his visa application was lost in red tape and the visit had to be cancelled.