I am a novelist, essayist, screenwriter and playwright. I was born and raised in Tampin, a small town in southern Malaysia. In 2002 I came to Scotland to pursue a doctorate in creative writing and film studies, and have been living in the country since. A chance participation in BBC’s Migration Screenwriting programme led to the writing of my first screenplay, Night Swimmer, and the completed film won Best Short Film at Vendome International Film Festival. I have since had two novels published, Little Hut of Leaping Fishes (Picador, 2008) and The Mouse Deer Kingdom (Picador 2013). I am currently working on a collection of personally essays, to be published in 2018.