Yan Ge was born Dai Yuexing in Chengdu, Sichuan in 1984. She started publishing in her teens. She took a PhD in comparative literature at Sichuan University. She came to fame when she won a national teenage writing contest. She lived in Dublin but now lives in Norwich. Two of her novels have been translated into English.
(Only books translated into English)
2006 异兽志 (Strange Beasts of China) (novel)
2009 白马 (White Horse (novella)
2013 我们家 (The Chilli Bean Paste Clan (novel)
2023 Elsewhere (stories)
2023 Hotel Destination (novel)