Congratulations to NTUST Associate Professor Zhang Ying-Tai, Who Has Won the First Taipei International Book Exhibition Prize in the Fiction Category.
The winners of the first Taipei International Book Exhibition Prize were announced at the opening ceremony of the Taipei International Book Exhibition. Zhang Ying-Tai won the fiction category; Jiang Xun won the non-fiction category.
Associate Professor Zhang Ying-Tai, Director of the Humanities and Arts Center of NTUST, has won the first Taipei International Book Exhibition Prize. Her novel was judged to be the best of the works of fiction which have been published over the past year and the most high-profile piece of creative writing in Chinese this year.
Zhang Ying-Tai, the winner of the fiction category of the first Taipei International Book Exhibition Prize, tells a story about a bear who can write, connecting the world of people with the world of bears. What she wants to say is that there’s no boundary to the love and friendship of Mother Nature. “You have your world, and I have mine. We can’t live in each other’s world, but we can connect with each other because of respect and care.”
The award she won illustrates the difficult situation in the local literary world. “In Taiwan, working in literature is extremely difficult, but I still stick with it because I believe that I will make my way.”