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Dai Lin


First Language(s): Mandarin Chinese
Second Language(s): English, Azerbaijani


Dai (/dī/) dwells in the Front Range Foothills of Colorado where a playful, but timid black bear frequents her back alley. She dreams of one day supporting herself and a pasture of llamas through her writing.


What was your favorite book as a child?

“Calvin & Hobbes” by Bill Watterson.

Do you remember the original reason or motivation why you started writing creatively?

It's a family tradition.

What was the most adventurous or thrilling thing you ever did/experienced?

In the poetic life, every moment, mundane or unexpected, is as thrilling as the next.

Do you listen to music while reading or writing?

I do not. I hear all words as beats and movements.


Supported by:

Land Steiermark: Kultur, Europa, Außenbeziehungen
U.S. Embassy Vienna
Stadt Graz