Nicky Harman lives in the UK and translates full-time from Chinese, focussing on fiction, literary nonfiction, and occasionally poetry. When not translating, she works on Paper-Republic.org, a nonprofit website promoting Chinese literature in translation, where she is also a trustee. She organizes translation-focused events, mentors new translators, gives regular talks and workshops on translation, and judges translation competitions. She was co-Chair of the Translators Association (Society of Authors, UK) from 2014 to 2017. She blogs on Asian Books Blog, and tweets, with Helen Wang, as China Fiction Book Club @cfbcuk.