Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is the inaugural George R. R. Martin Chair in Storytelling at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University. She is a New York-based Singaporean novelist and journalist. She is the author of the novel Sarong Party Girls (William Morrow, 2016) and the memoir A Tiger in the Kitchen (Hyperion, 2011); both were international bestsellers. She was the co-creator and co-editor of Anonymous Sex (Scribner Books, 2022) and editor of the anthology Singapore Noir (Akashic Books, 2014). The National Arts Council of Singapore has awarded her multiple grants in support of her writing. She was a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal and the Baltimore Sun.

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