Wan Phing Lim is the author of Two Figures in a Car and Other Stories, a short story collection published by Penguin Random House Southeast Asia in September 2021.

Born and raised in Penang, she is currently based in her hometown and works as a freelance writer and editor. Visit the official Penguin site here.

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About the Book

Short stories set in contemporary Malaysia and Singapore, depicting the lives of the lonely, desperate and heartbroken in their morally-subjective worlds. These 14 stories are coloured with petty crimes, small ambitions and fantastical delusions.

About the Author

Wan Phing Lim was born to Malaysian parents in 1986 in Butterworth, Penang. Her short stories have appeared in literary magazines and anthologies in UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. She lives in Penang and ‘Two Figures in a Car’ is her first short story collection. 

Where to Buy

AmazonAmazon USA, Amazon UK, Amazon DE/IT, Amazon Singapore, Amazon Australia

KinokuniyaKinokuniya Malaysia, Kinokuniya Singapore, Kinokuniya Thailand, Kinokuniya Australia

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Borrow a copy from the National Library Board of Singapore.

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Penang Monthly – “Crafting Stories Set in Southeast Asia for the World” by Marc de Faoite, November 2021

The Star – “Malaysian author captures real life’s eerie, terrifying and weird twists” by Andrea Filmer, November 2021