Zhou Yongxin ("Zhou" being the surname) has a BA in Taiwanese Literature (Aletheia University) and a MA in Literature (Fo Guang University), and has won major literary honours such as the Ministry of Education's Award in Literary and Artistic Creation (Taiwan).
In Zhou's own words: "I write out of a desire to share. My life's joy and satisfaction derives from the act of writing. I ask questions such as 'What is our common language?' To find an answer, one has to live and enjoy life. Writing is my way to communicate with readers. It is a door that i strive to keep open."