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Julia Lin

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Julia Lin was born in Taiwan and lived there and in Vietnam before her family immigrated to Canada when she was nine. Since then, Julia has lived in Vancouver and its environs, Toronto, and northern British Columbia. She holds a graduate degree in Immunology (M.Sc., University of Toronto) and a post-graduate degree in computing education (University of British Columbia) and has taught high school math, science, and computing science in British Columbia for a number of years. Her writing mentor, M.G. Vassanji, encouraged her to complete the short story collection, Miah, after she submitted the first stories in the 2009 Humber Creative Writing Program.

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Miah. Mawenzi House, 2012
AlliterAsian: Twenty Years of Ricepaper Magazine. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2015
Shadows of the Crimson Sun: One Man’s Life in Manchuria, Taiwan, and North America. Mawenzi House, 2017
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