Xu Xiaobin is an influential and prolific Chinese female writer of fictions, proses and scripts. Born in Beijing in 1953 and learning painting from her childhood, Xu started to publish literary works since 1981. Her major works translated in English include Feathered Serpent, Dunhuang Dreams and Crystal Wedding. She has been awarded multiple prizes for her writings, including the first Lu Xun Literature Prize. She is also highly regarded as a painter and is skilled in the folk art of paper engraving.