Wang Anyi (born 1954) is a novelist, screenwriter, and short story writer. She is the author of over 100 short stories, 40 novelettes, 10 novels, and various essays and prose pieces. Her most famous work is The Song of Everlasting Sorrow, which was adapted for screen (by Stanley Kwan), television (by Ding Hei) and stage. She is among the most widely read authors of the post-Mao era and is one of China’s most influential and innovative writers. She has won numerous awards including the Mao Dun Literature Award in 2000, and her novel Baotown has been nominated for the Los Angeles Times’ Book of the Year, and the 2011 Man Booker International Prize. She lives in Shanghai and is currently chair of the Writers’ Association of Shanghai, and professor of Chinese literature and creative writing at Fudan University.