Malaysian fiction writer with novels and short stories in English. Her first novel, Echoes of Silence (1994), has been translated into Italian. Other works include a second novel, Days of Change (2010) and three collections of short stories. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Malaya, and a PhD from the National University of Malaysia. She has also attended language courses at the Goethe-Institut and studied German at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich. She sometimes teaches at local universities and is currently working on her third novel.