Yan Ge was born in 1984 in Sichuan in China, and currently lives in Dublin. She is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and was visiting scholar at Duke University from 2011 to 2012, as well as writer in residence at Crossing Border Festival in the Netherlands in November 2012. Yan Ge writes realist, witty fiction, strongly Sichuan-based, focusing on squabbling families and small-town life. She has been named by People's Literature magazine as one of China's 20 future literary masters. Her writings have been translated into German, French and other languages. Her fiction translated in English includes the novella White Horse.