Tong Wei-Ger: A Maestro of Magical Realism and Native Themes
 – Taiwan

Tong Wei-Ger skillfully blends Latin American magical realism with local Taiwanese motifs, creating narratives that explore the surreal intersections of life and death. His protagonists often endure growth marked by profound trauma, reflecting the stark realities and existential questions of modern life. Through characters that mirror contemporary dilemmas, Tong’s works delve into the themes of destiny and human fragility, questioning one's place in the world with poignant vulnerability. His stories not only ponder the existential query – "Who am I, and how should I live?" – but also offer a reflection on Taiwan's temporal and spatial landscapes with a touch of magical realism.