According to the information on the website:
Mulaika Hijjas, our latest David T. K. Wong Fellow, has published short fiction in literary journals in the United States, Malaysia and Hong Kong. After leaving university she spent two years working full time on a collection of short stories, before doing a PhD on nineteenth-century Malay poetry by women at the School of Oriental and African Studies. She is from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but now lives on the Isle of Dogs in London. While at the University of East Anglia, she will be working on a novel set in contemporary Jakarta, about an expatriate English family and their Indonesian servants.I read one of her stories The Durian Season which appeared in the Southeast Asian Review of Literature some time back - and it is very good.
Malaika is the first recipient of the award from Malaysia, although Tash Aw and another friend (I'm not sure if she wants her name mentioned, so I won't ... but she was one of Raman's lazy Silverfish writers) have financed their own way through the MA in Creative Writing at UEA.
Congrats Mulaika, and all the best with your novel.
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