About the book:
Writing Before Sleep 《睡前书》
A representative figure of contemporary Chinese woman poetry, Na Ye is a Manchurian poet born in Xingcheng, Liaoning province. Currently residing in Chongqing, she grew up in Gansu, northwest China, and graduated from Nanjing University with a degree in Chinese literature. Na Ye began writing poetry during the mid-eighties and worked for many years in media and journalism. The author of multiple books of poetry, including the award-winning Selected Poems by Na Ye, she is the recipient of the 2005 Lu Xun Literary Prize. Her work has been translated into many languages, including English, Japanese, Russian, German, and Swedish. With a melancholy emanating from the essence of life, her poetry boldly confronts the limits of a human self, unveiling a transience of beauty that enhances the value of beauty.