Ta-wei Chi is a queer writer in Taipei. His science fiction, The Membranes, translated by Ari Heinrich, is published by Columbia University Press in 2021. This novel is also available in Japanese, French, and Chinese. His speculative fiction story collection, The Pearls, is available in France. With a PhD in Comparative Literature at UCLA, he is an associate professor of Taiwanese literature at National Chengchi University, where he teaches LGBT studies and disability studies. His monograph in Chinese, Tongzhi wenxueshi, discusses LGBT and literature in Taiwanese history from the 1960s to the new millennium.