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YZ Chin

Y. Z. Chin is a synthesizer—she synthesizes words and culture and poetry and code into beautiful and useful things. By day, Chin is a software engineer. On the off hours, she is a poet and author. Her first book, Though I Get Home, is a heartfelt and harrowing collection of stories of people in her native Malaysia, from a consort, to a grandfather, to a frustrated writer imprisoned in a notorious detention camp. The book won the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize. She has also published the poetry chapbook deter (2013) and has another one forthcoming in 2019 titled In Passing.

Kirkus Starred Review of Though I Get Home

"Writing Behind My Country's Back"

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