|Born||1964 (age 53–54)|
Xinghua, Jiangsu, China
|Alma mater||Yangzhou Normal College|
|Period||1987 - present|
|Notable works||Three Sisters|
|Notable awards||3rd Lu Xun Literary Prize |
Man Asian Literary Prize
2010 Three Sisters
8th Mao Dun Literary Prize
Bi Feiyu (Chinese: 毕飞宇; pinyin: Bì Fēiyǔ, born 1964) is a Chinese writer. His works are known for their complex portrayal of the "female psyche." He has won some of the highest literary awards in China. He also wrote the screenplay for Zhang Yimou's 1996 film Shanghai Triad.
Feiyu's novel The Moon Opera (青衣), translated by Howard Goldblatt, was longlisted for the 2008 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, while Three Sisters (玉米, 玉秀, 玉秧), also translated by Goldblatt, won the 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize. 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.
Selected works in translation
- 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.
- Chitralekha Basu and Song Wenwei. "From absurdity to reality", China Daily, Jan 12, 2012
- Bi Feiyu’s ‘The Moon Opera’ selected for Independent Foreign Fiction Prize long-list Archived January 2, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Bi Feiyu. The Man Asian Literary Prize Archived March 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Writer Bi Feiyu awarded French Order of Arts and Letters". China Daily. 23 August 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2018.