Born in 1973 in Miaoli, Gao (also known as Kao Yifeng) studied law at the Chinese Cultural University. He has worked as a bartender, dancer, and playwright, and now edits a fashion magazine. He is married with one son. He has received numerous awards, including the Baodao Literary Prize, the Lin Rung-san Literary Prize, and the China Times Literary Prize. His works include This Cage Called Home, Scar Preface, Flesh Moth, Going Fast in Bright Light, A Gram of Sadness, and the TV-novelization Starry Starry Night.
See [Asymptote's Sinophone "20 Under 40"](http://asymptotejournal.com/article.php?cat=Special_Feature&id=84&curr_index=2&curPage=current/