Isabelle Li grew up in China, worked in Singapore and migrated to Australia in 1999. Her short stories have appeared in various literary journals and anthologies, including The Best Australian Stories and Southerly. Her story Go Troppo was commended in the Ethel Webb Bundell Literary Awards 2014. Isabelle’s script Mooncake and Crab was made into a short film funded by Screen NSW and premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival. She was a recipient of the 2014 Varuna Fellowship. She received her Master of Arts and Master of Creative Arts from University of Technology Sydney, and is currently studying her Doctor of Creative Arts at Western Sydney University and working on a novel.