The author Julia Lin discusses her new book, Miah (Tsar Books, 2012), with Joseph Planta, which is the first collection of Taiwanese-Canadian short stories published.
|Miah by Julia Lin (Tsar Books, 2012).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
Miah is a recent book from the author Julia Lin. It is the first Taiwanese-Canadian short story collection ever published. Ms. Lin joins me now, and I’ll ask her about the stories in this book, what compelled her to write it, and what of the author is reflected in this collection, what of the experience the Taiwanese have had is in this book, whether it’s the experience of being occupied, as well as those who leave there to come to Canada. From what I’ve read of the book so far, the writing is wonderful. It’s perceptive and poignant, and this is a wonderful insight into what life was and is like for a lot of people. It’s a great insight into the Taiwanese experience, as well as the Canadian one. Julia Lin was born in Taiwan, and grew up there and in Vietnam until her family immigrated to Canada when she was nine. She’s has graduate and post graduate degrees in immunology and computing education from the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia. She has taught high school math, science and computing science for many years now. Her website is at www.julialinbooks.com. Miah is published by Tsar Books. There’ll be a launch for this book on Saturday, 18 May 2013 from 2.00 to 4.00pm at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall Street. Visit www.vancouverchinesegarden.com for more information. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Julia Lin; Ms. Lin, good morning.