Chiew-Siah TEI ... Little Hut of Leaping Fishes
MALAYSIAN Chiew-Siah Tei has been longlisted for the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize for her first novel in English, Little Hut of Leaping Fishes. Born and bred in Tampin, Negri Sembilan, Tei is a writer who writes in both English and Chinese. She has won a number of awards with her Chinese prose, including the Hua Zong International Chinese Fiction Award. She scripted Night Swimmer which won the Best Short Film at the Vendome International Film Festival. Her play, Three Thousand Troubled Threads, was staged at the Edinburgh International Festival.