Liao Yiwu (廖亦武) (born 1958 in Sichuan) is a Chinese author, reporter, musician, and poet. He is a critic of China's Communist regime, for which he has been imprisoned. His books were published in Taiwan and Hong Kong but are banned in mainland China. He fled China in 2010 and lives in Germany. His work in English includes The Corpse Walker–Real Life Stories: China from the Bottom Up and God Is Red: The Secret Story of How Christianity Survived and Flourished in Communist China, both translated by Wenguang Huang. He received the Ryszard Kapuściński Prize, the Hellman Hammett Grant, and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.
Wenguang Huang is a Chicago-based writer, translator, and journalist. He is the author of The Little Red Guard (Riverhead), a memoir that chronicles his growing up in central China during the 1970s; and the coauthor of A Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel: Murder, Money and an Epic Power Struggle in China (Public Affairs), which chronicles the fall of Bo Xilai and depicts the inner workings of the Chinese Communist Party. His writing has appeared in the Paris Review, Harper’s, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and the Asia Literary Review. He has translated Chinese writer Liao Yiwu’s The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories: China From the Bottom Up (Pantheon), God is Red (HarperCollins), For a Song and One Hundred Songs (Amazon Publishing), and Yan Xianhui’s Women from Shanghai (Pantheon). He received a 2007 PEN Translation Fund Award.