Dung Kai-cheung 董啟章 was born in Hong Kong in 1967 and received his BA and MPhil in comparative literature at the University of Hong Kong. He has won several literary awards, including the Unitas Fiction Writing Award for New Writers (台灣聯合文學小說新人獎), the United Daily News Literary Award for the Novel (聯合報文學獎長篇小說特別獎) and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council Literary Award for New Writers (香港藝術發展局文學獎新秀獎). In 2007/2008, Dung received the Award for Best Artist in Literary Arts from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council 香港藝術發展局「2007/2008年度最佳藝術家獎（文學藝術）」.
Among his major publications in Chinese are Androgyny: Evolution of a Nonexistent Species (1996), Atlas: The Archaeology of an Imaginary City (1997), The Double Body (1997), The Rose of the Name (1997), Visible Cities (1998), The Catalog (1999), A Brief History of the Silverfish (2002), Works and Creations (2005), Histories of Time (2007) and The Age of Learning (2010).
Columbia University Press published an English translation (by Dung Kai-cheung, Anders Hansson and Bonnie S. McDougall) of his novel Atlas: The Archaeology of an Imaginary City in 2012 and Penguin published the English translation (by Bonnie S. McDougall and Anders Hansson) of 25 pieces from The Catalog in 2017. The History of the Adventures of Vivi and Vera is his latest book translated into English (by Yau Wai-ping) in 2018.