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Elaine Chiew

Chiew lives in Hong Kong. Her short stories
have won the Bridport Prize (2008) Dzanc
Books’ Best of the Web (2008) and the Per
Contra Prize (Top Ten Winner, 2008). Her
work has appeared in various literary journals
such as Front Porch, Pedestal, Storyglossia
and One World Anthology (New Internationalist,
Oxford, 2009).


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