Lo Yi-chin was born in Taipei in 1967. He graduated from the Creative Literary and Art Programme of the Department of Chinese at Chinese Culture University and received a Master’s degree from the Graduate Institute of Drama at the Taipei National University of Arts. His novels include Scarlet Letter Group, Share a Fairy Tale with a Little Star, Wife, Dream, Dog, The Third Dance, The Surname of the Moon, The Far and We. Lo has won many awards for his creative writing. His Hotel of Xixia was the winning novel in the 3rd “Dream of the Red Chamber” Awards. Other accolades include 1st Prize for Fiction in the Unitas Literature Circuit Camp Creative Writing Awards, the Fiction Award from the Taiwan College Youth Literary Awards, the Taipei Literary Annual Award and the 2009 Taiwan Literary Award. Lo has also been a featured author on Asiaweek’s “Ten Excellent Books of the Year” list (2008) and was selected in both the Kaijuan weekly book review (China Times) and the 2000 Taiwan Literature Yearbook of the Council of Cultural Affairs as an “Influential Figure of 2000”. In 2004, Lo was invited by the International Writers’ Workshop of Hong Kong Baptist University to be its Visiting Writer, and in 2007 he participated in the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program.