Qiu Miaojin Quotes

Qiu Miaojin
  • Qiu Miaojin

  • Date of birth: May 29, 1969
  • Died: June 25, 1995
  • Born: in Changhua, Taiwan.

  • Description: Qiu Miaojin (1969–1995) was one of Taiwan’s most innovative literary modernists, and the country’s most renowned lesbian writer. Her first published story, “Prisoner,” received the Central Daily News Short Story Prize, and her novella Lonely Crowds won the United Literature Association Award. While attending graduate school in Paris, she directed a thirty-minute film called Ghost Carnival, and not long after this, at the age of twenty-six, she committed suicide. The posthumous publications of her novels Last Words from Montmartre and Notes of a Crocodile (forthcoming from NYRB Classics) made her into one of the most revered countercultural icons in Chinese letters.NYRB Classics newsletter - 5/21-20114- Mr Nicolello