Wan Phing Lim was born to Malaysian parents in 1986 in Butterworth, Penang. She is a full-time writer who has lived in the UK, China, Italy, Singapore and Malaysia. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Relations from the University of Manchester.

Before returning to her hometown in Penang in 2016, Wan Phing worked in Singapore as the Editor-in-Chief of Asian Geographic Magazine.

As a fiction writer, her poems and short stories have been published in USA, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Australia. Her story ‘Oil & Water’ was a finalist at the Montblanc X Esquire Fiction Project 2015, while ‘Curry of the Day’ won second prize at the Shakespeare Lives writing competition in Singapore. Wan Phing enjoys writing modern literary fiction set in Malaysia and Singapore, with a twist of grit and urban legend.

Favourite authors: Patricia Highsmith, Anne Rice, John Steinbeck, Fuminori Nakamura, Dennis Lehane, CS Lewis, Gillian Flynn, Paul Jennings

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