Balli Jaswal (Wong Fellow 2007) was born in Singapore and grew up
in Japan, Russia and the Phillipines. She studied creative
writing at Hollins University and George Mason University.
She has published short fiction in journals in Singapore and the
US, and has taught literature at the Anglo-Chinese School in
Singapore. She currently holds the 10th David Wong
Fellowship at UEA – the youngest recipient to date – and is working
on a novel set in Singapore between the 1970s and the present,
tentatively titled, When Amrit Returns, which will focus on the
unravelling of an Indian immigrant family when their youngest
daughter goes missing.