I was born and raised in Malaysia, and currently live in England.
I mostly write speculative fiction, with the occasional foray into romance. My ideal book would probably be like Anne of Green Gables. Set in Asia. With dragons!
My debut novel Sorcerer to the Crown is forthcoming from Ace Books (US) and Pan Macmillan (UK) in September 2015. Find out more about it here!
Spirits Abroad was a joint winner of the Crawford Award, along with Stephanie Feldman’s novel The Angel of Losses.
I have not won any other awards, so that heading should really be in the singular. But here are some other occasions on which my name was mentioned in proximity to an award!
- My short story First National Forum on the Position of Minorities in Malaysia was a finalist in the Selangor Young Talent Awards 2011, and was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
- My novelette The House of Aunts and short story 起狮，行礼 (Rising Lion — The Lion Bows) were listed among the Carl Brandon Society Awards 2011 Honors.
- I was nominated for the 2013 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
I talk with awardwinning novelists Sofia Samatar and Stephanie Feldman about fantasy, family, history and diaspora, focusing on Spirits Abroad and Stephanie’s novel The Angel of Losses.
Q&A with Daphne Lee of local, a reviews site for Malaysian literature.
Interview with BFM’s Umapagan Ampikaipakan for his radio show Bookmark. Listen to the podcast or download it at the link!
Interview with Bristol Festival of Literature organiser Peter Sutton.
Interview by co-editor Jenny Barber for the release of The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic, which features my story The Fish Bowl.