Julie Koh

Julie Koh (許瑩玲)was born in Sydney to Chinese-Malaysian parents. She studied politics and lawat the University of Sydney, then quit a career in corporate law to pursuewriting. She is the author of two short- story collections: Capital Misfits and Portable Curiosities. The latter was shortlisted for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, the Steele Rudd Award in the Queensland Literary Awards, the UTS Glenda Adams Award in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, and the Australian Science Fiction Foundation’s Norma K Hemming Award(Long Work). Julie was named a 2017 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist. She was a judge for the 2018 Stella Prize. Her short stories have appeared in a wide variety of publications including the Best Australian Stories in 2014 to 2017. Her fiction has been published in the United States, Ireland,Japan, Malaysia and Singapore. Julie is the editor of Books Actually’s Gold Standard, the librettist for satirical opera Chop Chef, and a founding member of experimental literary collective Kanganoulipo.


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