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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Shao Li

邵丽

MCLC

Shao Li, the author of novels, essays and poetry, was honored as “Young Writer with the Most Potential” in the 2003 Chinese Literature Figure campaign, which collated votes from hundreds of media outlets nationwide. Her best-known works are the short story “Notes Taken When Serving Temporary Positions”, the novel My Life Quality, and such novellas as The Life Quality Problems of Wang Yuejin, The Case of Liu Wanfu, Autumn Outside the City, The Fortieth Circle, and Minghui’s Christmas. She has won numerous literary awards.