Xiaolu Guo was born in 1973. After graduating from the Beijing Film Academy, she published a number of books in China. Since 2002, she has been dividing her time between London and Beijing. She has written and directed award-winning documentaries; her first feature film “How is Your Fish Today” has been selected for the Sundance Film Festival 2007. A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, her third novel, is the first one she has written in English.