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Sharlene Teo

Biography

Sharlene Teo

Sharlene Teo is a Singaporean writer based in the UK. She is the winner of the inaugural Deborah Rogers Writers’ Award for PONTIher first novel. Her writing has appeared in publications such as ESQUIRE UK, MAGMA POETRY and EUNOIA REVIEW . She is the recipient of the 2013 David T.K. Wong Creative Writing Fellowship and the 2014 Sozopol Fiction Fellowship.

Sharlene Teo

Books by Sharlene Teo

by Sharlene Teo - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Friendless and fatherless, Szu lives in the shadow of her mother Amisa, once a beautiful actress --- who gained fame for her portrayal of a ghost --- and now a hack medium performing séances with her sister in a rusty house. When Szu meets the privileged, acid-tongued Circe, an unlikely encounter develops into a fraught friendship that will haunt them both for decades to come. With remarkable emotional acuity, dark comedy and in vivid prose, Sharlene Teo’s PONTI traces the suffocating tangle the lives of four misfits, women who need each other as much as they need to find their own way. It is an astounding portrayal of the gaping loneliness of adolescence, the surrealness of the modern city and the strangeness of living with and loving other people.