Tin Hong

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Born (1980-12-17) 17 December 1980 (age 41)
OccupationAuthor, novelist, publisher
LanguageChinese, English
GenreRomance, Fantasy
Notable worksWhen Sagittarius meets Aries(戀上白羊的弓箭),The Death of a Bookworm(書蟲的少年時代), and the D Series(D系列)

Tin Hong (天航 , born on 17 December 1980) is a Hong Kong author living in Taiwan. He has created more than 30 personal works that were widely distributed in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China. His major works include the REPLAY★AMOEBA Series and the D Series.


Tin Hong majored in psychology and economics in the University of Hong Kong. [1] When he was 19, he started his writing career under SCMP Book Publishing. [1] He made his debut with When Sagittarius meets Aries(戀上白羊的弓箭) in 2000, which was later adopted into drama by the Live Theatre in 2013. [2] Later Tin Hong published other popular romance novels including The Death of a Bookworm(書蟲的少年時代) and the Sheep in Wolf's Clothing(披上狼皮的羊咩咩), while the latter was also dramatised in 2014. [3] In 2004, he set up his own publishing house. He moved to Taipei in 2010, and then married to a Taiwanese designer. [4]

Tin Hong's books are well received by the teenage audience. His books are mostly of fantasy and romance, usually touching upon historical issues and exploring injustice in the society. [5] Greatly influenced by Yu Hua‘s To Live, Tin Hong's books reflect on the connections between individuals and history. [5] Ni Kuang spoke highly of Tin Hong's D Series as he finds the topic unique and interesting, covering romance, joy and sorrows, and global issues. [6]

He was the Best Selling Local Male Author of the Year in 2005, 2006, 2011, and 2012. [1] Tin Hong also got his The Last Will of Emperor Qin (秦始皇最恐怖的遺言) ranked first on Commercial Press Bestsellers of 2012. [7] His The Death of a Bookworm (書蟲的少年時代) and Sixty Four Codons (愛因斯坦被摑了一巴) were on the list of the 15th and 19th Annual Best Books for Secondary School Students. [8] [9]

Major publications


3-Point SHOOTER Series

D Series

The Book Wars Series

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