Isabelle Li grew up in China, worked in Singapore and migrated to Australia in 1999. Her short stories have appeared in The Best Australian Stories, Southerly, Sleepers Almanac, UTS Writers' Anthology, New Australian Stories, and Cha. ‘Red Saffron’ was highly commended in the Margaret River Short Story Competition 2014 and included in the collection. Her script MOONCAKE AND CRAB was made into a short film and premiered at the Melbourne Film Festival. Isabelle is a recipient of 2014 Varuna Fellowship. Having completed the manuscript for a collection of short stories, A Chinese Affair, she is now working on a novel.