Zhang Lei (Chang Lei) 1054-1114

Song-dynasty writer from Chuzhou in present day Jiangsu province. A precocious child, Zhang began composing at the age of 13 and achieved some renown for a fu [rhymed prose] he wrote at the age of 17. In the course of his study, he came to know the famous literary brothers Su Shi and Su Che. He was most acclaimed for poetry in the style of the Li sao but was also known for his shi.