Lin Chun Ying: The Alchemist of Words
 – Taiwan

Lin Chun Ying is renowned for his ability to craft lyrical prose enriched with intricate and lavish imagery. His works explore a diverse range of themes including family histories, local memories, queer desires, and urban life. His novel, Formosa Heat, won the Taiwan Literature Award, capturing the nuances of Taiwan's position in the new century, navigating the challenges of being sandwiched between major powers. His ability to meld poetic subtlety with elaborate visions offers readers a deep and reflective view of Taiwanese society, making Lin Chun Ying a crucial voice in understanding and interpreting Taiwan's evolving identity and political landscape.