Bae Su-ah was born in Seoul in 1965 and graduated from Ewha Womans University with a degree in Chemistry. Bae made her debut as a writer with A Dark Room in 1988. Since then, she has published two anthologies of short fiction, including the novella Highway With Green Apples. She has also published several novels, including Rhapsody in Blue. She has been awarded the Hankook Ilbo Literary Prize and the Dongseo Literary Prize. She also translates German literature into Korean.