Hua Yu. Chinese writer, after his debut as a fiction writer in 1983, he published five novels, six collections of stories, and five collections of essays. His main works have been translated into more than forty languages and published in many countries. In Italy the following books were published: Torture (Einaudi, 1997), To live (1993), L’eco della pioggia (Donzelli, 1998), Chronicle of a Blood Merchant (1995), Le cose del mondo sono fumo (Einaudi, 2004), Brothers (Feltrinelli, 2008), Arricchirsi è glorioso (Feltrinelli, 2009), La Cina in dieci parole (Feltrinelli, 2012) and The Seventh Day (2015). Yu Hua received many prizes, among which the Grinzane Cavour (1998) and the Giuseppe Acerbi (2014) in Italy. In 2004 he was appointed Knight of the Order of Arts and in 2019 he won the Ivo Andric Prize.