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Lu Min was born in 1973. Her best-known works include Dinner for Six and This Love Could Not be Delivered. She has received the People’s Literature Award, the Chinese Writers Award, the Biennial Chinese Literary Award, the Zhuang Zhong Wen Literary Award, the Xiao Shuo Xuan Kan Readers’ Choice Award, the Fiction Monthly Hundred Flowers Award, and the 2007 Young Chinese Writers Award, in addition to being named one of the “Top Twenty Future Masters” by People’s Literature and one of Taiwan-based Unitas Magazine’s “20 Under 40” top sinophone writers. In 2009, she won China’s foremost literary award, the Lu Xun Literary Prize. Her novel This Love Could Not be Delivered has been published in English translation by Simon & Schuster, and her short stories, including “Paradise Temple,” “Hidden Diseases,” “Xie Bomao R.I.P.,” “A Second Pregnancy, 1980,” “The Banquet,” and “The Past of Xu’s Duck,” have been translated into German, French, Japanese, Russian, English, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, and Korean. She lives in Beijing.