“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Kong Yalei



Kong Yalei, born in 1975 in Anhui province, is an author, translator, critic, and essayist. He has published one novel, The Non-Loser, and a collection of short fiction, Volcano Hotel. He is the translator of The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster, and, with Bei Dao, of Leonard Cohen’s Book of Longing.


Original Works

Short stories (1)