Sheng Tie is the penname of Wang Tie. He was born in 1976 in Beijing, with family roots in Jiangsu province. He has worked in advertising and the media. He is now the chief editor of Popular Software. He has written novels since the age of eleven. His novel Appliance World won the Heilan Prize for Novels in 2006, and he is the author of a selection of short stories, Scout, You’re in the Wilderness of Love.