Wedding in Autumn
Original language: Chinese (Taiwan)
Translated by Darryl Sterk
Publication date: April 2018
About the Authors
Shih Chiung-Yu was born in Taiwan in 1968. She grew up in Taitung, a village of aboriginal Taiwan. Her writings involve stories of conflicts: conflicts between nations, conflicts between generations, conflicts between genders, conflicts between the East and the West. conflicts between racial prejudices. She has been a writer, essayist, news reporter and documentary filmmaker for many years. Awards she won include the ChinaTimes Literature Prize, and the Lianhe Literature Prize. Her novel, Masked Dolls, and a short stories collection, Wedding in Autumn, will be published by Balestier Press in 2016.
Darryl Sterk has been a translator since 2000, and a literary translator since 2007. He has translated numerous short stories by Taiwanese writers for The Taipei Chinese Pen, Asymptote and Pathlight; his first novel translation is Wu Ming-yi's The Man With the Compound Eyes (Harvill Secker 2013, Vintage Pantheon 2014). He teaches translation in the Graduate Program in Translation and Interpretation at National Taiwan University. As a scholar he works on the representation of Taiwan's indigenous peoples in film and fiction.