Yan Ge was born in Sichuan, China in 1984. She is a fiction writer in both Chinese and English.
She is the author of thirteen books in Chinese, including six novels. She was named by People’s Literature magazine as one of twenty future literature masters in China. Her work has been translated into English, French and German, among other languages. Yan Ge started to write in English in 2016. Since then, her writing has been published in the New York Times, the Irish Times, TLS, Brick and Being Various: New Irish Short Stories.
Her YA novel White Horse was published in 2019 and her new novel for adults Strange Beasts of China will be published in October 2020.
She lived in Ireland for several years and now lives in Norwich with her husband and son.