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Taiwan

Su Wei-chen

Su Wei-chen is the author of more than a dozen volumes of fiction and nonfiction, including Faded Youth (1981), Old Love (1985), The Magic...

Eleen Lin

Eleen Lin was born in Taiwan and grew up in Thailand. She holds an MFA in painting from Yale University School of Art, and a BA from Slade School of Fine Art, UK. Her work has been exhibited in...

Ye Mimi

Ye Mimi is a Taiwanese poet and filmmaker. A graduate of the MFA Creative Writing Department at Dong Hwa University and the MFA Film Department at the School of the Art Institute of...

Shih Chiung-Yu

Shih Chiung-Yu was born in Taiwan in 1968. She grew up in Taitung, a village of aboriginal Taiwan. She has been a writer, essayist, news reporter, and documentary filmmaker for many years. Her...

Shen Wan-ting

Shen Wan-ting is a playwright and puppeteer from Taiwan. She graduated from the Department of Drama Creation and Application at the National University of Tainan and is studying scriptwriting at...

Ta-wei Chi

Ta-wei Chi (PhD, Comparative Literature, UCLA) is currently assistant professor of Taiwanese literature at National Chengchi University, Taipei, where he teaches queer theory and disability...

Qiu Miaojin

Qiu Miaojin (1969–95)—one of Taiwan’s most innovative literary modernists, and the country’s most renowned lesbian writer—was born in Chuanghua County in western...

Jing Xianghai

Jing Xianghai is a Taiwanese psychiatrist as well as poet and essayist. His four collections of poems to date are A Wanted Man (2002), A Mental Home (2006), Nobita (2009) and The Wanted, The...

Lee Yew Leong

Lee Yew Leong is the founding editor of Asymptote. Based in Taipei, he is the author of three hypertexts, one of which won the James Assatly Memorial Prize for Fiction (Brown University). He has...

Hsia Yü

Hsia Yü is the author and designer of seven volumes of groundbreaking verse, most recently First Person (2016), a book-length bilingual photo poem. “We Deliver More Than We...

Huang Fan

Huang Fan (born 1950) is widely considered the preeminent postmodern prose stylist and urbanist writer of Taiwan. An industrial engineer by education and food processing director by trade, he...

Wei Tsung-cheng

Wei Tsung-cheng (b. 1982) is a Taiwanese manga artist whose most recent work, Ma Huang Jiang Lin (King-Ma Has Come), epitomizes the best of kuso, a product of the Asian Internet subculture where...

Song Zelai

Song Zelai, born in 1952, is a prominent Taiwanese writer whose work focuses on the struggles and hopes of the Taiwanese people. He chronicles their lives as they try to make sense and survive a...

Chen Li

Chen Li (1954- ), born and raised in Hualien, on the east coast of Taiwan, is one of the best representatives of contemporary Chinese poetry in Taiwan. He started writing poetry in the 1970s,...

Tajikistan

Thailand

Pinaree Sanpitak

Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak’s work has been featured in numerous museum exhibitions in Asia and Europe, and she has participated in major biennials in Australia, Italy, Japan, and Korea....

Chart Korbjitti

One of Thailand’s most celebrated contemporary authors, Chart Korbjitti rose to fame in the 1980s, writing about working-class life amid social and economic changes. A number of his most...

Phu Kradat

Phu Kradat is the nom de plume of Thanat Thammakaew, born 1977 and raised in northeastern Thailand. He received a degree in agriculture from the Ubon Ratchathani University’s Department of...

Uthis Haemamool

Author and artist Uthis Haemamool, born in 1975, is a graduate of Silpakorn University’s faculty of painting, sculpture, and graphic arts. In addition to the S.E.A. Write Award-winning...

Duanwad Pimwana

Pimjai Juklin, whose pen name is Duanwad Pimwana, won the S.E.A. Write Award in 2003 for her novel Changsamran after making her name on the local literary circuit as a short-story writer. Born to...

Sri Daoruang

Sri Daoruang (“splendid marigold”) is the pen name of Wanna Sawasdsri (sometimes spelled as Sawatsri), who was born in 1943 in the town of Phitsanulok, about 200 miles north of...

Win Lyovarin

Two-time S.E.A. Write Award winner for Thai literature Win Lyovarin was born in southern Thailand in 1956, graduated from Chulalongkorn University in architecture, and received a...

Prabda Yoon

Prabda Yoon gained prominence as the writer who popularized postmodern narrative techniques in contemporary Thai literature. He is the author of multiple short-story collections, novels, and...

Mui Poopoksakul

Mui Poopoksakul is a lawyer-turned-translator with a special interest in contemporary Thai literature. She is the translator of Prabda Yoon’s The Sad Part Was (2017)...

Tibet

Pema Bhum

Pema Bhum is one of the most respected writers working today in the Tibetan language. He has published two Tibetan memoirs of the Cultural Revolution. His first memoir, Six Stars with a...

Pema Tseden

Born in Trika, Amdo (Guide County, Qinghai Province), to a nomadic family, Pema Tseden is the leading Tibetan filmmaker. His films The Silent Holy Stones, The Search, Old...

Kyabchen Dedrol

Born in Chukhama in Amdo, Kyabchen Dedrol is a leading figure of the “Third Generation of Tibetan Poets,” a new literary movement composed of a group of young Tibetan writers centered...

Tunisia

Noura Bensaad

Noura Bensaad was born in Tunisia to a Tunisian father and a French mother. She is the author of L’immeuble de la rue du Caire (2002), Mon cousin est revenu (2004), Quand ils...

Ines Abassi

Ines Abassi (born 1982) is a Tunisian poet, children`s writer, translator, and novelist. She has published three volumes of poetry, including Secrets of the Wind (2004), winner of...

Azza Filali

Azza Filali (born in 1952 in Tunisia) is a Tunisian doctor and writer. She is the author of the novels L'Heure du cru, for which she received the Prix Spécial du Jury Comar;...

Emna Belhaj Yahia

Emna Belhaj Yahia was born in Tunis in 1945. She is the author of four novels: Jeux de rubans (éd. Élyzad, Tunis 2011); Tasharej (éd. Balland, Paris 2000);...

Emna Rmili

Emna Rmili is an assistant professor of Arabic literature and language at the Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines in Sousse, Tunisia. Her publications include three nonfiction...

Tahar Bekri

Born in 1951, in Gabès, Tunisia, the poet Tahar Bekri writes in French and Arabic. He has lived in Paris since 1976 and has published over twenty titles (poetry, essays and art books)....

Amina Saïd

Amina Saïd was born in Tunis (Tunisia) in 1953. She has been living in Paris for many years. As well as seventeen collections of poems, including a trilogy (Tombeau pour sept frères,...

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