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.

孔亚雷,1975年生,著有长篇小说《不失者》、短篇小说集《火山旅馆》,译有保罗·奥斯特长篇小说《幻影书》、莱昂纳德·科恩诗文集《渴望之书》等。作品曾多次入选中国年度最佳短篇小说,有部分作品被译为英、荷等国文字。曾获第四届西湖·中国新锐文学奖,第六届鲁迅文学奖翻译奖提名奖。现居杭州和莫干山。

March 12:BUT BEAUTIFUL

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