Ouyang Yu was born in Huangzhou, China. Since arriving in Australia in 1991, Yu has commenced an extraordinarily prolific literary career as a poet, critic, translator, editor and novelist. His award-winning fiction includes The Eastern Slope Chronicle (2002) and The English Class (2010). He is also well known for his fine command of poetic craft and his poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and newspapers, and have been frequently anthologised. His many poetry books include Self Translation (2012) and Fainting with Freedom(2015). He currently divides his time between Melbourne, Australia and Shanghai, China, where he works as a professor at Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.