Sharlene Teo (b. 1987) is a Singaporean writer based in the UK. She is the winner of the inaugural Deborah Rogers Writers’ Award for Ponti, her first novel. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Esquire, Magma Poetry and Eunoia Review. In 2012, she was awarded the Booker Prize Foundation Scholarship to undertake an MA in Prose Fiction at the University of East Anglia, where she is currently in her third year of a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing. She is the recipient of the 2013 David T.K Wong Creative Writing Fellowship, the 2014 Sozopol Fiction Fellowship, and is currently a University of Iowa International Writing Program Honorary Fellow 2017. Ponti is published by Picador (UK), with editions forthcoming from Simon & Schuster (USA/Canada), Buchet Castel (France), De Bezige Bij (Holland), Aufbau (Germany), Intrinseca (Brazil), Edizioni E/O (Italy), Hep Kitap (Turkey), Keter (Israel) and Sweden (Ramus).
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