“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

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Natascha Bruce


Natascha Bruce is a translator from the UK, currently living in Taipei. She was joint winner of the 2015 Bai Meigui Award for translation of a story by Dorothy Tse. Since then, she has translated other pieces by Tse, as well as short stories and personal essays by writers including Xu Xiaobin, Wen Zhen, and Gu Xiang for places such as Wasafiri, Pathlight,The Bellingham Review, PEN America's Glossolalia and BooksActually's Gold Standard anthology (Math Paper Press, 2016).

She is the recipient of ALTA's 2016 Emerging Translator Mentorship for a Singaporean language, working with mentor Jeremy Tiang. At the moment, she's translating Lonely Face [working title], a novel by Yeng Pway Ngon (Balestier Press, 2017).

Interview with Natascha here.


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