Born in 1961, in Shanghai, China,now lives in Sweden. He studied Swedish at Beijing University, and moved to Sweden in 1988, where he studied Swedish literature at the Stockholm University.
Li Li is the author of six volumes of poetry in Swedish, the latest Origin (2007), His work has also been published in China and translated into several languages in anthologies and magazines. He has been awarded prizes for his poetry and translations, among them Beidouxing (2004) and Svenska Dagbladets litteraturpris (2008).
Apart from his own work Li Li has translated several Scandinavian poets into Chinese, including the complete works of Tomas Transtromer, selected work of Edith Sodergran (Finland). He has also produced a series of short films, five of which have been broadcasted by the National Swedish Television.