Wu Ming-Yi is a writer, artist, professor, and environmental activist from Taiwan. Widely considered the leading writer of his generation, he has won the China Times Open Book Award six times and his works have been translated into nine languages. His novel, The Man With the Compound Eyes, is the first contemporary Taiwanese novel published by major English-language publishers worldwide. He teaches literature at National Dong Hwa University. Wu’s works have been translated into English, French, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Czech and Indonesian. Wu’s latest novel, The Stolen Bicycle, received the 2015 Taiwan Literary Award.