Dorothy (Hiu Hung) Tse 謝曉虹

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Dorothy Tse is a fiction writer from Hong Kong. She teaches literature and writing at Hong Kong Baptist University, and is a co-founder of the literary magazine Fleurs des Lettres. Tse is the author of the short-story collection 《好黑》 [So Black] (2003), which won the 8th Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature. Her fiction has also been awarded prizes at the 15th Unitas New Fiction Writers’ Awards.

Tse's first novel, Owlish, is forthcoming in an English translation by Natascha Bruce, in 2023.

In 2019, “Cloth Birds” by Dorothy Tse, translated from Chinese by Natascha Bruce, was one of four winners of the Words Without Borders Poetry in Translation contest

Snow and Shadow, a collection of Dorothy's short stories, appeared in English in May 2014, translated by Nicky Harman, published by Muse, Hong Kong, and was longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award.

Dorothy Tse is the featured author in READ PAPER REPUBLIC, week 3, 2 July 2015. And in READ PAPER REPUBLIC, week 7, 30 July 2015.


Read Now: On Paper Republic

Regurgitated tr. Karen Curtis July 30, 2015
January: Bridges tr. Nicky Harman July 02, 2015

Read Now: Around the Web

Hong Kong literature inside and outside of the Umbrella Movement tr. Michael Day PEN Atlas
Drunken Boat 21 tr. Janette Leung Drunken Boat
Hens tr. Kristen Robinson Writing Chinese

Book Publications

That We May Live cover

That We May Live

Chan Chi Wa, Chen Si'an, Tam Yee Lok, Dorothy (Hiu Hung) Tse, Yan Ge and Zhu Hui | Natascha Bruce, Michael Day, Audrey Heijns, Canaan Morse and Jeremy Tiang

March 10, 2020

Original Works

Poem (1)

Short story (22)

Novel (1)

Essay (1)

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