Be Yourself

Chiao Kee Lim - author

Chiao Kee discovered her love for writing at the age of 9 when she wrote her first essay for a school assignment. Since then, she has written in multiple languages (Chinese, Malay and English) and her essays and articles have been published by reputable newspapers and magazines in Malaysia such as the Chinese newspaper Sin Chew Jit Poh, the English publication New Straits Times and Youth Quake, and the Malay publication Dewan Siswa.
She won her first award with the short story A New Day at the age of 16, and was subsequently invited to a week-long writing workshop for teenagers. She then went on to win first prize in a short-story writing competition for non-native speakers with How Beautiful Is The Snow when she was 21. This was then followed by the award winning Crossing The Borders in the following year. Her stories have since been published in multiple anthologies, one of which adopted How Beautiful Is The Snow as its title.

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