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 and science in BC for a number of years.
Mentored by MG Vassanji in the 2009 Humber Creative Writing program, Julia is the author of Miah, the first Taiwanese-Canadian book of literary fiction ever published (Mawenzi House, 2012), co-editor of AlliterAsian: Twenty Years of Ricepaper Magazine (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2015), and author of Shadows of the Crimson Sun: One Man’s Life in Manchuria, Taiwan, and North America (Mawenzi House, 2017). Julia is a member of the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop and current Treasurer of The Writers’ Union of Canada.