Born in China, Di Wu was an editor and illustrator in one of the biggest Chinese fine arts publishing companies before coming to Australia. He won awards for the books he published in China and his first Australian picture book, ‘Rebel’ (with Allan Baillie), was short-listed for CBC Picture Book of the Year. He has since released ‘Ali Baba’ (retold by Jean Chapman) where his illustrations reflect the rich and mysterious world of the Middle East with the use of watercolour on traditional Chinese rice paper. Other titles include ‘Old Magic’ (with Allan Baillie) and ‘Grandpa’s Mask’, with text by Jing Jing Guo who was the 1997 Victorian winner in the Nestle Write Around Australia Program. More recently Di collaborated with Jane Jolly to create ‘Glass Tears’ and 2008 saw the release of ‘Peacock Girl’, written by his daughter, Lily Wu, and co-illustrated with his wife, Kathy Huang.