Bi Feiyu

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Bi Feiyu
毕飞宇
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Bi Feiyu
Born 1964 (age 49–50)
Xinghua, Jiangsu
Resting place Nanjing
Occupation Novelist
Language Chinese
Nationality Chinese
Alma mater Yangzhou Normal College
Period 1987 - present
Genres novel
Notable work(s) Three Sisters
Notable award(s) 3rd Lu Xun Literary Prize

Man Asian Literary Prize
2010 Three Sisters
8th Mao Dun Literary Prize
2011 Tuina
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Bi.

Bi Feiyu (Chinese: 毕飞宇; pinyin: Bì Fēiyǔ, born 1964 in Xinghua, Jiangsu) is a Chinese writer. He is a resident of Nanjing.[1] His works are known for their complex portrayal of the "female psyche."[1] He has won some of the highest literary awards in China.

Biography[edit]

His name, Feiyu, means "one who flies across the universe". He also wrote the screenplay for Zhang Yimou's 1996 film Shanghai Triad.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Feiyu's novel The Moon Opera (青衣), translated by Howard Goldblatt, was longlisted for the 2008 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize,[2] while Three Sisters (玉米 ,玉秀,玉秧), also translated by Goldblatt, won the 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize.[3] In China, his awards include twice winning the Lu Xun Literary Prize; and the 2011 Mao Dun Prize, the highest national literary award, for Massage.[1]

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