Author: Qiu Xiaolong 裘小龙

Qiu Xiaolong (born Shanghai, China, 1953) is an English-language poet, literary translator, crime novelist, critic, and academic, currently living in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife Wang Lijun and daughter Julia Qiu. He originally visited the United States in 1988 to write a book about T. S. Eliot, but following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 a newspaper reported on his previous fundraising efforts for Chinese students, and he was forced to remain in America to avoid persecution by the Communist Party of China. He has published nine crime-thriller/mystery novels set in Shanghai in the 1990s at the point when the People's Republic of China is making momentous changes. These include Death of a Red Heroine, which won the Anthony Award for best first novel in 2001, and A Loyal Character Dancer. All books feature Chief Inspector Chen Cao, a poetry-quoting cop with integrity, and his sidekick Detective Yu.

裘小龙是以英文创作的华裔小说家,1953年生于上海,师从著名诗人卞之琳,中国社科院研究院硕士。80年代以翻译艾略特和美国意象派诗人的作品而闻名。1988年获美国福特基金会赞助赴美深造,开始以英文创作,1995年获华盛顿大学比较文学博士学位。2000年开始,他的系列侦探小说被翻译成多国语言,首部《红英之死》入围艾伦坡小说奖和巴里小说奖,并获2001年安东尼小说奖,为世界首位获推理小说最高荣誉的华人。