Sheng Keyi is the author of ten novels, including Northern Girls, Death Fugue, Wild Fruit, The Uterus, and several short story collections. Her works have been translated into English, German, Italian, French, Swedish and Russian. Her works depict the real lives of China’s poor, the survival of its women and situations revolving around the human spirit. Her best-known book is Death Fugue, a political allegory that “recalls Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World,” according to The New York Times. Her novel Northern Girls was translated and published in English in 2012 and shortlisted for the Man Asia Literary Prize.