Ann Wan-lih Chang was born in Taipei and now lives in Kaohsiung. She received her M.A. from the Queen’s University of Belfast in 1997 and her Ph.D. in contemporary Irish women’s literature from the University of Ulster in 2006. Her major fields of study and research are contemporary Irish women’s writing and the short story genre. She is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Applied English of Shih-chien University, Kaohsiung Campus, Taiwan.