Han Han was born in 1982 in Jinshan, Shanghai. After dropping out of high school in 1999, he wrote a novel, Triple Door, which became the most widely distributed literary work in China in the past 20 years. He has since published six novels and eight essay collections, having the combined sales figure of 20 million books sold. In 2003, Han Han started car racing in China, and has since won six annual championships, and is the only person who has ever won a double rally race in the same circuit. This Generation is his first book in English and published by Simon & Schuster. His novel, 1988 published in 2014, and his second book of essays, The Problem with Me is scheduled for publication later in 2016.