Doris W. Cheng is an immigrant Taiwanese American fiction writer who writes frequently about family, race, and identity.

She is the author of a fiction chapbook, Earthling (Word West Press, 2021). Her short stories and essays have been published in Shenandoah, New Orleans Review, Witness, Berkeley Fiction Review, The Normal School, The Cincinnati Review, and other literary magazines.

Doris received an MA in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She is an alumna of Bread Loaf Writers Conference and Tin House Workshops, and Assistant Fiction Editor at Bellevue Literary Review.


A craft essay, "The Water Meets the Sky: On How a Story Takes Shape," appears in Shenandoah's Fall 2022 issue: