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Cheng Ying-Shu

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Cheng Ying-Shu

One of Taiwan’s most celebrated authors, Cheng Ying-Shu is a master of multiple genres, including fiction, essays, and reviews. She has been a star of Taiwan’s literary world since 1994, when her short story collection The Princess Did Not Sleep All Night broke on the scene to critical acclaim. Prize-winning novels include A Cappella Requiem and The Male Soubret, the story of a hermaphroditic courtesan in early Taiwan. She’s also made a splash with her photography collections, as well as her non-fiction book on Tarot augury and psychology, The Hand of God.