Au received her PhD in Languages, Literature and Societies at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) in Paris. She translated a number of French literature to Chinese and vice versa, including Le dieu du carnage by Yasmina Reza and La Maladie de la Mort by Marguerite Duras. She is now teaching at Hong Kong Baptist University.;Living in Hong Kong since 1981, Gerard Henry is the chief-editor of the bilingual (French and Chinese) cultural magazine Paroles and also Deputy Director of Alliance Française de Hong Kong. He was a member of the team at the origin of The French May Festival in Hong Kong.