Shih Chiung-Yu was born in Taiwan in 1968. She grew up in Taitung, a village of aboriginal Taiwan.  Her writings involve stories of conflicts: conflicts between nations, conflicts between generations, conflicts between genders, conflicts between the East and the West. conflicts between racial prejudices.

She has been a writer, essayist, news reporter and documentary filmmaker for many years. Awards she won include the ChinaTimes Literature Award, and the United Daily News Literature Award.

Her novel, Masked Dolls , was translated and published by Balestier Press in 2016. A short stories collection, Wedding in Autumn and Other Stories, will be published in 2018.