Andrea Lingenfelter is a poet, scholar of Chinese literature, and translator of contemporary Chinese-language fiction. Her translation of selected poetry by Zhai Yongming, The Changing Room
, won a 2012 Northern California Book Award and she was a 2008 PEN Translation Fund grant winner and 2014 NEA Translation Grant awardee. She has also translated Hon Lai Chu’s The Kite Family
, Li Pik-wah’s Farewell My Concubine
, and Mian Mian’s Candy
. She teaches at the University of San Francisco.