Gan Yao-ming

Taiwanese writer

1972   -  

country of citizenship: Taiwan
educated at: Tunghai University
occupation: novelist

Gan Yao-ming (Chinese: 甘耀明; born 2 February 1972) is a Taiwanese author from Miaoli County. He graduated from the Chinese department of Tunghai University. He received Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and English Literature from National Dong Hwa University. Before becoming a full-time fiction writer, Gan worked as a reporter, as a middle school teacher, and as a playwright of a small theater. Widely recognized as one of the best authors of his generation, Gan has received various literary awards, including the United Daily News Literature Prize, the Lin Rong-San Literature Prize, Wu Zhuo-liu Literature Prize, and the United Daily New Novelist Prize. In 2010, his novel Killing Ghosts won the Award of Taipei International Book Fair, and in 2015, his The Pangcah Girl won the First Prize of Taiwan Literary Award. Several of his novels have been adapted into television series. He has also served as writer-in-residence at Providence University.
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