Writer, translator, art dealer and traveller. Joy Chaung is a wandering soul, who calls no country and every country her home. She graduated with a Master of Philosophy from University of Paris 8, and has worked in galleries and as an art dealer alongside her writing. Motoko Smiles was selected out of over one thousand entries as the winner of the Cross Straits Literary Competition in 2011. She has published three novels and translated numerous more into Chinese.