The Lounge Chair Interview: 10 Questions with Elaine Chiew

Tell us about your most recent book or writing project. What were you trying to say or achieve with it?

My short story collection, The Heartsick Diaspora, draws upon my experiences of being part of the Malaysian and Singaporean Chinese diasporas in the cities I’ve lived in,  mainly New York City, London, Singapore. Even saying this, frankly, stumps me with an oceanic wave of imposter syndrome. I feel I know Malaysia less than Singapore, and Singapore less than the U.K.

Read Kitaab’s interview with Elaine Chiew HERE.