Wei Ting is a Singaporean writer, screenwriter, interpreter and literary translator who speaks six languages, including Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Her writing has been published or is forthcoming in Time Magazine, The Economist, Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore, CHA: An Asian Literary Journal, Electric Literature, Room Magazine, Jellyfish Review, and Mediacorp Channel 8, among others.
She is currently at work on her debut novel, set in 1980s and contemporary Seoul. An early draft of When You Turn Away was selected as a Finalist in Mslexia‘s Novel Competition (2020), for Tin House‘s Winter Workshop (2020) and Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference (2021). In addition to her novel, Wei Ting is also working on a collection of personal essays and translating the work of Japanese author Shimamoto Rio.
Wei Ting is represented by Meredith Kaffel Simonoff at DeFiore and Company.