WEN Yuju was born in Taipei in 1980. She moved to Tokyo at the age of three, and grew up in a multilingual environment in between Taiwanese, Chinese and Japanese. Awarded an honourable mention for the Subaru Prize for Literature in 2009, which led to her debut as a writer. Taiwan umare Nihongo sodachi (Hakusuisha Publishing, 2015) won the Japan Essayist Club Award. Her books include, among others: Mannaka no kodomo tachi (Shueisha, 2017), Kūkō jikō (Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 2018), and Kokugo kara tabidatte (Shinyosha, 2019).