Born in 1967 in Yantai, Shandong Province, Lan Lan ( 藍藍 ) is considered one of the most influential Chinese lyrical poets of the present time.
She is the bestselling author of nine poetry titles including Life with a Smile (1990), Songs of Romance (1993), Inner Life (1997), Dream, Dream (2003) and From Here, to Here (2008). Also a prolific prose and children’s fiction writer, her work is translated into ten languages.
Awarded the prestigious Liu Li’an Poetry Prize in 1996, she was voted the top writer of the “Best Ten Female Poets.” In 2009, she received four of China’s highest literary honors: the “Poetry & People” Award, the Yulong Poetry Prize, the “Best Ten Poets in China” Award, and Bing Xin Children’s Literature New Work Award. A regular guest at international poetry festivals, she lives in Beijing.