Gong Wanhui was born in Malaysia in 1976, although his family originated from Jinjiang, Fujian province. In 1996 he moved to Taiwan, where he studied at National Taiwan Normal University's Department of Fine Arts. The First-Prize winner of Taiwan's United Daily News Literature Prose Awards, Gong also won First Prize in the Malaysia Hua Zhong Prize for Literature Novel and Prose Awards several times. His publications include The Room Next Door (fiction), The Morning School Bus (a collection of essays), and Lighter than Loneliness (a book of paintings). Together with Weng Wanjun, he co-authored a music and lifestyle magazine called Rewind. He is currently engaged in writing and painting full-time.
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