Author Tags: Chinese, Fiction
Before immigrating to Canada at age nine, Julia Lin was born in Taiwan and also lived in Vietnam. Her process of adapting to life in Toronto and Vancouver has led to an historically rich story collection Miah (TSAR $20.95), that reflects Taiwanese life through three distinct eras: Japanese occupation near the outset of the 20th century, persecution under the Koumintang and contemporary Taiwan. In the title story, Miah attends her grandmother's funeral in Taiwan, accompanied by her mother, giving rise to stories that unveil the island's harsh and complex past.
Miah is the first book-length work of Taiwanese-Canadian literary fiction ever published.
In 2015, Lin co-edited AlliterAsian (Arsenal Pulp $21.95) an anthology celebrating the 20th anniversary of Ricepaper Magazine.
Lin has a graduate degree in Immunology from University of Toronto and a post-graduate degree in computing education from UBC. She lives in Vancouver where she teaches high school math, science and computing science.
Miah (TSAR 2012) $20.95 978-1-894770-99-6
AlliterAsian: Twenty Years of RicePaper (Arsenal Pulp 2015) co-editor $21.95 978-1-55152-620-1