Su Cici was born in the 1980s. Aside from working in a mental institution for five years, she was also a nurse, a propaganda officer, a go-go dancer, a hotel clerk, and a newspaper editor. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in a wide variety of literary journals, including Poetry Periodical, Poem Selection, The Star Poetry Monthly, Chinese Poets, Poetry Monthly, Youth Literature, Writer, Harvest, Mountain Flowers, Flower City, People’s Literature, the Japanese journal Hinabeshi, Fiction World, Changjiang Literature & Art, and Selected Stories. Her stories have been anthologized by numerous year-end poetry and fiction collections, and she received the Chinese Writers’ Association’s Literary Newcomer Prize, the Spring Literature Prize, and was the first recipient of the Changjiang Literature & Art Prize. Her short story “Run, Li Lini” made the Chinese bestseller lists in 2006. She is the author of a collection of short stories, The Ninth Night, and a collection of essays, One’s Hospital.