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Sanmao | 三毛

Sanmao
Sanmao’s status in both Taiwan and China is almost legendary, she is an icon to her fans. Known for her unique storytelling sensibility, her writing is characterised by an insatiable wanderlust, a sharp eye for detail, and a life marred by tragedy. Her husband José, the love of her life, would die in a fatal diving accident in 1979, and in the end, Sanmao was to take her own life in 1991. Her writings were republished as a collection of eleven titles in 2011 to mark the twentieth anniversary of her death, a tribute to one of the most beloved writers of her generation.