Winnie M Li is an author and activist. A Harvard graduate, Winnie worked as a film producer before her life was disrupted by a violent stranger rape in Belfast in 2008. After a long period of recovery, Winnie decided to focus on addressing the issue of sexual assault through the media, the arts, and academia. Her debut novel, DARK CHAPTER, is a fictional retelling of her rape from victim and perpetrator perspectives. Translated into ten languages, it won The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize and was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Winnie is also Founder of the Clear Lines, the UK’s first-ever festival addressing sexual assault and consent through the arts and discussion. Her PhD research at the London School of Economics explores media engagement by rape survivors as a form of activism. Winnie has given over 150 public talks and appeared on the BBC, Sky News, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The Times, and TEDx London. She holds an honorary doctorate of law from the National University of Ireland in recognition of her writing and activism. Her second novel Complicit explores #MeToo and the film industry. It will be published in Summer 2022.