Suchen Christine Lim is an award-winning author of novels, short stories, children’s stories and a non-fiction book. She was awarded the Southeast Asia Write Award in 2012 for her body of work.
Fistful of Colours, winner of the inaugural Singapore Literature Prize, is cited as a classic Singapore novel. Later A Bit of Earth and The Lies That Build A Marriage were short listed for the same prize. Her debut novel, Rice Bowl, is considered a landmark novel on post-independence Singapore. The River’s Song was chosen as a “100 Best Books of 2015” Kirkus Reviews (USA) and Book of the Month in The Sunday Times, Singapore.
Awarded a Fulbright grant, she was a Fellow in the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program, and later its Writer in Residence. She was a Fellow in Creative Writing at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and has held writing residencies in the US, UK, Australia, South Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar.
(Author photo by Russel Wong)