Hello! I’m Cuifen, a writer from Singapore.

Reading at the Singapore Writers Festival, 2018. Photo courtesy of SWF.

Fiction is my first love, but I’ve also ventured into creative nonfiction, poetry and dramatic writing. I’ll always come back to fiction though.

My short stories have been published in Singapore and internationally. I received an Honourable Mention in the Golden Point Award 2021 (English Short Story category). I was also the winner of the Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition 2019 and the Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2018.

I graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts with a MA with Distinction in Creative Writing, where I was the recipient of the LASALLE Award for Academic Excellence, awarded to the top student across all MA programmes. I also hold a MA with Distinction in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture from the University of York, UK.

I love role-playing games, visual novels, liminal spaces, and most of all fantastic things.