Hou Lei

Hou Lei, a Beijinger born in 1983, is a writer, poet, and a Kunqu opera performer. He published his first works when he was still in high school, and he has worked as an editor, a teacher and a reporter. He has published an historical fiction novel, and collections of short stories and essays, and his creative writing and literary history columns have appeared in several journals and widely online. In 2017, he released his collection of short stories called Man Under the Ice, which focusses on the contemporary lives of the working class in Beijing and shows the difficulties and frustrations they face in a time of sweeping social change.

侯磊,北京人,青年作家、诗人、昆曲曲友。著有长篇小说《还阳》,中短篇小说集《冰下的人》《燕都怪谈》,文史随笔《旧京声色》《唐诗中的大唐》、《宋词中的大宋》、《三生有性》等。热衷于北京史地民俗、碑铭掌故的研究,为众多学校讲述《北京传统文化》、《写作》、《论语》等方面的讲座,微信十万加文章《从前,北京是个养穷人的地方》等。

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