- Eastern Asia
Bi Feiyu 毕飞宇 (China, IWP '06) is one of his country's best known living writers. His debut novel [Breast-Feeding Women] was awarded the Lu Xun Literary Prize. Published in English in 2007, The Moon Opera introduced his work to the English-speaking world; his novel Three Sisters would go on to win the 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize. In 2011 his novel Massage won the Mao Dun Prize, China’s highest literary honor. A film based on the work, directed by Lou Ye, Blind Massage, won the Silver Bear prize at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival.