Kong Yalei

Kong Yalei, born in 1975, is the author of the novel Not Lost, and the short story collections Volcano Inn. As a translator, he has translated into Chinese Geoff Dyer’s But Beautiful: A Book about Jazz, Paul Auster’s novel The Book of Illusions, and Leonard Cohen’s poetry collection Book of Longing, amongst many other titles. His works have often been included in the China’s Best Short Stories of the Year, and some of his stories have been translated into English, Dutch, and other languages. He has won many accolades, including the West Lake Cutting-Edge Chinese Literary Award, and the Lu Xun Literary Award for Translation. He now lives in Hangzhou and Moganshan.


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