Chiew-Siah Tei is a bilingual Malaysian author. Her work covers literature, film and theatre. She wrote the script for Night Swimmer which won Best Short Film at the Vendome International Film Festival and a stage play Three Thousand Troubled Threads for the Edinburgh International Festival 2005. Her first novel, Little Hut of Leaping Fishes (Picador, 2008), was listed for the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize and the Best Scottish Fiction Prize. In 2010, Tei was awarded the inaugural Jessie Kesson Residency at the Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre and later, the Hawthornden International Writers’ Fellowship. She completed a PhD in creative writing and film studies at Glasgow University in 2007 and now lives in Scotland. Her second book will be published in 2013 by Picador.