Chang Ying-Tai

Chang Ying-Tai is one of Taiwan’s most acclaimed writers. She received her PhD in Literature from National Taiwan University, and holds the position of Distinguished Professor at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei.

 Her writing has garnered almost thirty major literary awards, including several of Taiwan’s most prestigious honours for fiction: the China Times Prize (twice); the United Daily Press Prize (three times); the Central Daily News Prize (seven times); the Taiwanese Ministry of Education’s Award for Literary Writing (twice); the Taiwan International Book Fair’s Book of the Year Prize; and the Lennox Robinson Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Arts. She was also a finalist for the Two-Million-Yuan-Award for Novelists, Asian literature’s largest monetary prize.

Chang Ying-Tai has authored three short story collections, and five novels, two of which – The Bear Whispers to Me and As Flowers Bloom and Wither – have been published as English translations in London.