Lin Chun-Ying‘s literary works are credited and loved by his readers because of the extraordinary beauty contained in his words. In 1991 he published his first collection of short stories, The Longest Summer, which immediately built his name in the scene of Taiwanese literature. In addition to issues regarding the history and urban/rural lives in Taiwan, Lin experiments with his mother tongue—the Taiwanese dialect that had been repressed and forgotten. His other collections of short stories include A Burning Notebook (1997), Those Good Women (2005) and The Garden of Mirrors (2006), among others. His novel, My Nostalgia That I Dare Not Speaking Its Name,(2012) received the Award of Taipei International Book Fair, the Golden Tripod Award, and was the finalist of the 2012 Taiwan Literature Award. His latest work, Formosa Heat, a novel, won the 2018 Taiwan Literature Award, the highest honor of Taiwanese literature.