Skip to content
Give readers a window on the world. Click to donate.


Dorothy Tse

Image of Dorothy Tse

Dorothy Tse 謝曉虹 is a fiction writer who was born in Chaozhou, a city in China’s eastern Guangdong province, and grew up in Hong Kong. She has published four short story collections in Chinese, So Black (2003 and 2005), Monthly Matters (2010), A Dictionary of Two Cities (co-authored with Hon Lai Chu, 2012), which was awarded the 2013 Hong Kong Book Prize, and Snow and Shadow (2017). She is also the editor of A Compendium of Hong Kong Fiction from 1919–1941 (2015). Her literary prizes include the Hong Kong Biennial Award for Chinese Literature and Taiwan’s Unitas New Fiction Writers’ Award. Tse’s first English-language short story collection, Snow and Shadow (translated by Nicky Harman), was longlisted for the 2015 Best Translated Book Award. Tse is also a cofounder of the Hong Kong literary magazine Fleurs des lettres. She currently teaches literature and creative writing at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Like what you read? Help WWB bring you the best new writing from around the world.