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Holy Solitude

Kong Yalei

‘I always think, either as a reader or as a writer, one person – anyone – can struggle against this filthy world by entering into a world of literature.’

Kong Yalei

Kong Yalei (born in 1975) is a Chinese novelist and translator. His novels include, Non-loser: A Novel and his translations include Paul Auster’s The Book of Illusions and Leonard Cohen’s Book of Longing. He lives with his wife and son in Hangzhou.

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