Bi Feiyu

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Bi Feiyu
Bi Feiyu
Born 1964 (age 50–51)
Xinghua, Jiangsu
Resting place Nanjing
Occupation Novelist
Language Chinese
Nationality Chinese
Alma mater Yangzhou Normal College
Period 1987 - present
Genre novel
Notable works Three Sisters
Notable awards 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.


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]

Selected works in translation[edit]

  • Massage. Translators Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-chun Lin. Melbourne: Penguin. February 2015. ISBN 978-0-67-008097-7. 
  • Three Sisters. Translators Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-chun Lin. London: Telegram. June 2010. ISBN 9781846590238. 
  • The Moon Opera. Translators Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-chun Lin. London: Telegram. November 2007. ISBN 978-0-15-101294-7.