Liang Hong was born in 1973 near Zhengzhou, Henan, in Liang Village. In 2003 she graduated from Beijing Normal University (北京师范大学) with a PhD in Chinese literature having completed research in contemporary Chinese literature. She currently teaches Chinese literature as part of the creative writing department of Renmin University, with Yan Lianke and Zhang Yueran. In addition to her book-length interview with Yan Lianke, The Witch's Red Chopsticks (巫婆的红筷子, 2002), and two works of literary criticism, Notes from the Outlying Provinces: 20th Century Literature in Henan (外省笔记:20世纪河南文学, 2008) and Diminishing Halo: The Evolution of Narrative in Contemporary Chinese Literature (“灵光”的消逝:当代文学叙事美学的嬗变, 2009), Liang Hong has also published two books of non-fiction about her hometown: China in Liang Village (中国在梁庄, 2010) and Leaving Liang Village (出梁庄记, 2013).
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