Tiffany Tsao is a writer and literary translator. She is the author of the novelĀ 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’s working on the third book now.)

Her book-length translations of Indonesian fiction and poetry include Norman Erikson Pasaribu’s Happy Stories, Mostly and Sergius Seeks Bacchus; Budi Darma’s People from Bloomington (forthcoming); and Dee Lestari’s Paper Boats. Her translations have been awarded a PEN Translates grant in the UK and shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Translation Prize in Australia.

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 (8 years) and Indonesia (6 years) 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 now lives 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