Born and raised in Malaysia, Grace Shuyi Liew is a lesbian writer and poet currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has appeared in
Kenyon Review, Electric Lit, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. Her awards include the MacDowell Fellowship, Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize (judged by Min Jin Lee), New York Center for Fiction Emerging Fellowship, Best of the Net, Squaw Valley Community of Writers Scholarship, Atlantic Center for the Arts Fellow, and more. She is the author of the poetry collection Careen (Noemi Press, 2019), which has been named Electric Literature’s “14 Unmissable Poetry Books of 2019.
Grace will be working on a novel, “Most Beautiful Things”, set in a fictional gambling resort in Malaysia, about an illegitimate casino heiress who must choose between retribution for the past and love in the present.