Clara Chow

Clara Chow lives and writes in Singapore. A former The Straits Times arts correspondent,
she was also My Paper’s ‘Manic Mummy’ columnist from 2007 to 2013. Her short stories have appeared in the Asia Literary ReviewCHA: An Asian Literary JournalQuarterly Literary Review Singapore (QLRS) and The Stockholm Review of Literature. In 2015, she co-founded
the literary and art journal Find her online at

Books by Clara Chow


A shopping mall self-destructs, and a single mother vanishes. A tree house for orphans and old folks is torn apart by an act of mercy. The Singapore Flyer is reinvented as a political prison. In this collection of nine tales, Clara Chow examines an alternative Singaporean landscape—one that exists only on paper—and the people we might be in it.

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