Hsiang-Ying Kuo (born 1981) is a writer and translator based in Taiwan. This residency is part of our Literature and Translation programme and is made possible with support from the Cultural Division of the Taipei Representative Office in the UK.

The residency will allow Hsiang-Ying Kuo to finalise a new project initiated in January 2019: translating Robert Jackson Bennett’s Foundryside into traditional Chinese. This is the first of THE FOUNDERS TRILOGY, published in August 2018.

Robert Jackson Bennett is a two-time award winner of the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel, an Edgar Award winner for Best Paperback Original, and is also the 2010 recipient of the Sydney J Bounds Award for Best Newcomer, and a Philip K Dick Award Citation of Excellence. City of Stairs was shortlisted for the Locus Award and the World Fantasy Award. City of Blades was a finalist for the 2015 World Fantasy, Locus, and British Fantasy Awards.