“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Lü Yao

绿妖

MCLC

Born in Shaoxing in the north of Zhejiang, Lü Yao (a penname taken meaning “green monster”, taken from the title of one of Wang Xiaobo’s short stories) has worked at various newspapers, magazines and TV stations since moving to Beijing in 2001. Her short stories and personal essays explore the challenges faced by women attempting to forge lives in China’s urban centres. Lü Yao’s debut novel Beijing Beastie was published in 2012, and her most recent collection of stories, Nezha, was released in 2015.

 

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