Gan Tiesheng 1946-

Born in Peking, Gan spent several years in a village in Shanxi during the Cultural Revolution before returning to his home city in the late 1970s. His short story Juhui [The reunion] was published in 1980 and caused quite a stir in literary circles. Other important works include the novel Dushi de yanjing [Eyes of the capital] (1985) and the novella Ren bu shi hanxiucao [People, not sensitive plants].