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 Award, and the United Daily News Literature Award.
Her novel, Masked Dolls, and a short stories collection, Wedding in Autumn, will be published by Balestier Press in 2016.