Dorothy Tse is one of Hong Kong’s most celebrated and award-winning writers whose stories have been widely published in English. She is the author of four short-story collections in Chinese, including So Black (2003, 2005) and Ghost in the Umbrella (2020), and has garnered attention in English since the 2014 publication of her collection Snow and Shadow (translated by Nicky Harman; longlisted for 2015 Best Translated Book Award).

Dorothy has been granted residencies at Art Omi, The Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing, University of Iowa’s International Writing Program and Vermont Studio Center and with translator Natascha Bruce, Tse was a winner of the 2019 Words Without Borders Poems in Translation Prize. She currently lives in Hong Kong, where she teaches creative writing at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Her first novel, Owlish (tr by Natascha Bruce), received a PEN Heim award, and will be published in English in 2023 by Graywolf in the USA and by Fitzcarraldo in the UK.

Dorothy Tse