Hi. My debut book of fiction, Though I Get Home , is the premier winner of the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize and an Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Title. 

I also wrote a novel, forthcoming summer 2021 from Ecco/HarperCollins.

My writing has appeared in Harvard Review, Gulf Coast, Electric Literature, and elsewhere.


Born and raised in Taiping, Malaysia, I now live in New York, where I moonlight as a software engineer. To the right is the face I make when asked "Is your book autobiographical?"

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