Tao Lin was born in 1983 in Alexandria, Virginia to Taiwanese parents. He grew up in Central Florida, has a B.A. in journalism from New York University, and lives in Hawaii. He is the author of four novels, a memoir, a novella, a tweet-collection, a story-collection, and two poetry collections, as well as two ebooks on bear parade. He edits Muumuu House and is on Twitter and Instagram.