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Jen Wei Ting is a Singaporean writer based in New York. She writes women-centred fiction with a political bent and cultural criticism about contemporary Asia. Her work has been published and/or supported by The Economist, Time Magazine, Tin House, Bread Loaf, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, Electric Literature, Catapult, Room Magazine and more, and has been shortlisted or a finalist at the Mslexia Novel Competition, the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, the Epiphany Breakout Writers Prize, A Public Space’s Writing Fellowship, among others.

She is currently attending the MFA program in fiction at Brooklyn College on scholarships from the Madelon Leventhal Rand ’64 Foundation, the Hawthornden Foundation and Brooklyn College, and was awarded the 2023 Himan Brown prize in Fiction.

Prior to moving to New York, she worked for almost 15 years as a portfolio manager and investment strategist at leading global funds in Singapore, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo. Born in Singapore and educated in the US and Japan on full merit-based scholarships, she thinks and writes in multiple languages including Chinese, Japanese and Korean, and has won awards for her screenwriting in Chinese. Mom to a delightful pair of twins, she divides her time between Singapore and New York.

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