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YZ Chin


YZ Chin was born and raised in Taiping, Malaysia. She now lives in New York, working as a software engineer by day and a writer by night.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Edge Case (2021)
   Though I Get Home (2018)
YZ Chin recommends
The Forest Brims Over (2023)
Maru Ayase
"The Forest Brims Over fascinates with its surrealistic and yet all-too-familiar tale of female agency subsumed under male ambition. Again and again the prose shifts registers and morphs, a feat that Ayase and Trowell pull off beautifully."
Tell Me Pleasant Things about Immortality (2023)
Lindsay Wong
"In this exhilarating collection, characters seek exuberance in hardship; they struggle to make the most of life, death, and everything in between. Wong writes against Asian immigrant stereotypes with a singular voice, seemingly freewheeling and maximalist but always in tight, expert control. Utterly unforgettable!"
She Is Haunted (2022)
Paige Clark
"What an exuberant and tender collection! Paige Clark concocts stories erupting with lively language, deft wordplay, and great depth of feeling. Laugh, cry, and wince knowingly along with the many Elizabeths of the book as they broach the mysteries of intimacy and loss. I am haunted by them, in the best possible way."
Violets (2022)
Kyung-Sook Shin
"Violets is a moving delve into a lonely psyche, with writing raw and sophisticated, tenderhearted and clear-eyed. Vividly translated by Anton Hur, Kyung-Sook Shin's novel is also an intimate, sideways portrait of Seoul through the eyes of a rural outsider who roams the bright lights and big city, not in pursuit of ambitious dreams, but seeking care and human touch."

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