刘健 Liu Jian

Shanghai

Liu Jian is an author and folk-rock singer-songwriter based in Shanghai. Born in Henan Province, he dropped out of high school and joined the People's Liberation Army at age 16. After 4 years serving at the border with Vietnam, he tested into the PLA Arts Academy in Beijing. He left the army in 2001 and moved to Shanghai to write and make music. He is the author of three novels, Rock Soldier (Writers Publishing House, 2004), Out of the Army (PLA Publishing House, 2008) and the soon to be published Memoirs of a Wandering Singer. He organizes Shanghai Folk Rock United, a regular showcase of foreign and Chinese singer-songwriters who perform together. Rock Soldier is currently being translated into English and is represented by Zeitgeist Media Group for English-language publication.

刘健曾经是名军人,现在他是作家和上海民谣音乐界的领军人物。去军队之前,他因为音乐高中退学。为了生活,他在筷子厂打工,还干过一段时间的长途货车司机。去军队之后,刘健考上了军校。20岁那年,刘健告诉自己,30岁之前写好三本书和一张唱片。为了保全梦想,他放弃了衣食无忧的军官生活,独自一人背着吉他和笔记本电脑,踏上了流浪之旅。南宁、北京、西安、郑州、南京、上海、杭州,边写边唱。2005年,刘健在上海发起并组织了“上海东区势力”民谣团队。2008年,刘健创办了“上海民谣联盟”。刘健的第一本小说《战士》和第二本小说《退伍兵》已于2004和2008年出版,分别被翻译成了英文。2009年,刘健创作完成了他的第三本小说《流浪歌手的回忆》(上下两部),第一张唱片正在录制中,将会随书发行。十年后的今天,刘健完成了当初对自己的承诺。

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