Dorothy Tse is one of Hong Kong’s most acclaimed writers. Her short story collection SO BLACK won the Hong Kong Biennial Award for Chinese Literature in 2005, and A DICTIONARY OF TWO CITIES, which she co-authored with Hon Lai-chu, won the 2013 Hong Kong Book Prize. Her literary prizes also include Taiwan’s Unitas New Fiction Writers’ Award and the Hong Kong Award for Creative Writing in Chinese. A co-founder of Hong Kong’s preeminent literary magazine, Fleurs des Lettres she currently teaches creative writing at Hong Kong Baptist University.
“Woman Fish” originally appeared in English in The Guardian as part of the series “Water Stories,” and more recently in SNOW AND SHADOW, Tse’s first collection in English.