Chiew-Siah Tei was born and raised in Tampin, in southern Malaysia. She wrote in Malaysian Chinese-language publications on a variety of topics before publishing a book on her stay in Scotland and a collection of reviews. In 1994, she went to Scotland to read for an M. Phil. in film studies at the University of Glasgow. She also wrote the screenplay for a short film. After going back to Malaysia, she returned to Glasgow to read for a Ph. D. She wrote a play – Three Thousand Troubled Threads – staged at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2005 and then wrote her first novel in English.
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Shadow of Mahathir looms large (article by Tei on Malaysian politics)
The gagging of Malaysia’s media (article by Tei on Malaysian politics)
(Works in English only)
2008 Little Hut of Leaping Fishes
2013 The Mouse Deer Kingdom