Zhou Kai, from Leshan in Sichuan, published his extremely successful historical novel Moss in 2019, a book that centres around the Qing Dynasty city of Jiading, modern day Leshan. Taking the different fates of two brothers as clues, Moss involved extensive research and brings us to old teahouses, dyeing workshops, wine shops and brothels, and introduces the reader to the local customs and folk humour of the time. It was selected as the Southern Weekend Best Book of the Year, Tencent·Chinese Best Book of the Year, the One-Way Street Bookstore Literary Award, etc. Zhou Kai is currently studying creative writing in Renmin University of China. His collection of short stories The Detective Novelist’s Future Book will be published soon.