Yara El-Masri, born in Alexandria, Egypt, studied Chinese at Ain Shams University’s Faculty of Al-Alsun in Cairo and at Shandong Normal University in Jinan. She published several short stories, poems and studies translated from Chinse into Arabic in different cultural periodicals, such as the al-Ahram newspaper and al-Arabi, Dubai al-Thaqafeyya and Akhbar al-Adab magazines. She participated in the 2016 and 2018 Chinese Literature Translation Conference in China and in the International Translation Forum “Translation as a Cultural Development Project” in November 23-24, 2016 in Cairo. Her translation of Gourmet by Lu Wenfu won first place in the Akhbar al-Adab Translation Contest for Youth in 2016. She is also the winner of The Special Book Award of China for young scholars 2019.