Jen Wei Ting writes fiction, essays, literary and art criticism. Her work has been published in The Economist, Time Magazine, Catapult, Electric Literature, Room Magazine, Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore, CHA: An Asian Literary Journal, and more. Born in Singapore and educated in the US and Japan, she lives and thinks in multiple languages including Chinese, Japanese and Korean, and is a prize-winning Chinese screenwriter.
Her work has been supported/and or sponsored by Singapore’s National Arts Council, South Korea’s Toji Cultural Foundation, Tin House Writer’s Workshop, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and the Rona Jaffe Foundation.
She is currently at work on her debut novel, set in 1980s and contemporary Seoul, an early draft of which was selected as a Finalist in Mslexia‘s Novel Competition (2020). In August 2022, she will be attending the MFA program in fiction at Brooklyn College on the Madelon Leventhal Rand ‘64 Scholarship.