Daren V. L. Shiau: Literary and Cultural Influences upon His Work

His literary influences include Milan Kundera, J.M. Coetzee, Haruki Murakami, Wislawa Szymborska, Goh Poh Seng and Lee Tzu Pheng, the films of Tsai Ming Liang as well as the lyrics and music of Nick Drake, Martin Lee Gore, Thelonious Monk, Bauhaus, Felt, Cocteau Twins, Joy Division, The Smiths and The Pixies. Shiau has been married since 2000. In his free time, he dabbles with his Gemini three-track mixers and spins occasionally at a café in an old part of town.

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