Elaine Chiew

Location London, England
Occupation Writer
Website http://www.elainepchiew.blogspot.com

About Me

I live in London, England with husband and two children. I used to be a lawyer in New York City, then a quasi-banker in Hong Kong. I started writing fiction in 2004. I've always been an avid reader. I'm originally from Malaysia.

Why do you write?

I joined at the invite of Scott Garson, a writer and editor I respect for his literary merits.

I write because I have to, otherwise I become constipated.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Lorrie Moore, Richard Yates, Colm Toibin, Jeffrey Eugenides, Michael Chabon, Nathan Englander, Saul Bellow, Ernest Hemingway, Tobias Wolff, William Trevor, George Saunders, T.C. Boyle, Steve Almond, Alice Munro, Annie Proulx, Lionel Shriver, Dorothy Allison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Kazuo Ishiguro, Kiran Desai, Michael Frayn, Hanif Kureshi, Edith Wharton, E.M. Forster, Hunter Thompson, William Gay, Pablo Neruda, Haruki Murakami, Michio Kakutani (Physicist, and Science Writer), Jay Rayner (Food Writer), Anthony Bourdain, Michael Ruhlman.

Elaine Chiew's Wall

Darryl Price – Mar 04, 2009

Hi Elaine--just wishing you a happy productive spring to come.

Michelle Tandoc – Feb 04, 2009

Hi, Elaine!

Peggy Duffy – Jan 19, 2009

Thanks for adding me to your list of contacts. I have added you to mine as well. Look forward to reading more of your work.

Curtis Smith – Jan 13, 2009

Thanks for the kind words, Elaine. Nice to meet you here. I'll look forward to checking out your work.

Best, Curt

Elaine Chiew – Nov 16, 2008

Hello Corey. A bit, so I'm trying to get some words out.

Corey Zeller – Nov 15, 2008

Hello Elaine:

I hope you are writing and aren't constipated at the moment.

Scott Garson – Oct 27, 2008

hey Elaine--your story (super-fantastic!) is just up @ Wigleaf.

(don't know if that link will work.... we'll see...)

Elaine Chiew – Sep 11, 2008

Hi Meg, I'm still feeling my way around here. Great to see you too.

Meg Pokrass – Sep 10, 2008

Hi Elaine! Great to see you here!

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