Ren Xiaowen

任晓雯

Ren Xiaowen was born in 1978, making her almost-but-not-quite a “post-80’s generation” writer. She got her Master’s Degree in Journalism from Fudan University in 2003, then jointly founded a tea distribution company two years later, which she has recently closed. She is the author of two novels, Them and On the Island, as well as Flying Carpet, a collection of short stories. Her unusual fictional style combines a deep knowledge of traditional Chinese literature, the incisiveness of an academically-trained mind, and a lyrical sense of style.

Photo by Matthew Niederhauser.

 
Works by Ren Xiaowen
Tamen (她们)
lit. "Them", currently untranslated
Wo Shi Yu (我是鱼)
lit. "I am Fish", currently untranslated