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Author: Hsing Chia-Hui
Called “the naughty girl who likes to poke her nose into other people’s business” by the press and nicknamed“A-Hui” by her co-workers, Hsing is a native from Tainan. She spent the first 25 years of her life growing up and studying in Tainan, before she went to work in Taipei and later received a Ph.D. in Children’s Literature at Newcastle University, UK. After returning to Taiwan, Hsing founded the “Tainan Hulu Alley Reading Association” with friends who care about reading and education, and was the Association’s first Director General. Based in her hometown, she is now promoting the reading revolution all over the country.
Illustrator: Lin Po-Ting
After two trips to Tainan, during which I took more than 1000 photos and ate one serving of Tainan stuffed meatballs, followed by 6.5 months of confirming the sketches, and 2.5 months of coloring accompanied by numerous cups of coffee, I finally completed these nineteen color paintings! I would like to thank Chia-Hui for inviting me to do this project, and Siou-Shan for discussing the sketches with me at midnight. Without you, I might have given up. Even though the final product may not be perfect, it has still been great working with you!