Ye Xin 1949-

Ye Xin spent twenty-one years in Guizhou, as an urban youth, magazine editor and full-time writer, before returning to Shanghai in 1990. He is the most prolific of the urban youth generation of writers: between 1977 and 1993 Ye Xin published twenty novels (six of them on the urban youth), eight volumes of shorter fiction and three TV series. He is currently vice-chairman of the Shanghai Writers' Association.