Tiffany Tsao is a writer and literary translator. She is the author of the novel The Majesties (originally published in Australia as Under Your Wings) and the Oddfits fantasy trilogy (so far, The Oddfits and The More Known World.)
She has translated five books from Indonesian into English. Her translation of Norman Erikson Pasaribu’s Happy Stories, Mostly was the winner of the 2022 Republic of Consciousness Prize and longlisted for the International Booker Prize. Her translation of Pasaribu’s poetry collection Sergius Seeks Bacchus was awarded a PEN Translates grant and shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Translation Prize.
Born in the United States and of Chinese-Indonesian descent, her family returned to Southeast Asia when she was 3 years old. She spent her formative years in Singapore and Indonesia before moving to the US for university. She has a B.A. in English literature from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. in English literature from UC-Berkeley. She lives on Cammeraygal land in Sydney, Australia with her husband and two children.
You can contact her at tiffany.a.tsao at gmail dot com.
author photos by Leah Diprose