Li Hongwei is a senior editor at The Writer’s Publishing House. He has a master’s degree in philosophy from Renmin University. Li has authored three novels, four short story collections, and two poetry collections. His fictional works are often surreal thought experiments, ranging from fable to science fiction. With several literary prizes under his belt, Li has mostly recently won the biennially Yu Dafu Fiction Prize in 2022, one of the top awards for short stories in China.