Wang Xiaoni 王小妮 was born in Changchun, Jilin in 1955, and graduated from Jilin University in 1982. She moved to Shenzhen in 1985, where she now makes a living as a writer. She also teaches at Hainan University. Her first book, A Selection of My Poetry, was published in 1986. She has written books of poetry, short stories, novels, and essays, and has received numerous awards, including the second annual Chinese Literature Media Award in 2004.