This publication includes excerpts of works that were honored in the 2021 Taiwan Literature Awards for Books and represents a collection of the most evocative and imaginative texts from contemporary Taiwan.
This volume is a compilation of ten award-winning works, including one that was selected out of eight TLA Golden Book Award winners to receive NTD $1 million in the TLA Annual Golden Grand Laurel Award and three that received the TLA New Bud Award for emerging writers. The judges believe the defining characteristic of this group is not only that the writers face their lives and livelihoods with earnestness, but they also have their finger on the pulse of society and produce a dialogue with history and culture. The diversity and emotional power of these poems, essays, novels, and genre-defying works demonstrate the enormous creative capacity of Taiwan literature. The ample and brilliantly imaginative talent of the New Bud Award winners inspires great hope for the future of literature in Taiwan.