sydney morning herald best young australian novelist 2017

I’m so happy to have been named a 2017 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist, alongside Rajith Savanadasa, Jennifer Down and Josephine Rowe. The award, now in its twenty-first year, recognises emerging writing talent aged 35 and younger. This year’s judges were Linda Morris, Miles Franklin award winner Michelle de Kretser, and Matt McGuire, deputy director of the University of Western Sydney’s Writing and Society Research Centre. According to the judges, ‘Portable Curiosities is a blazing collection of short stories. As inventive as she is satirical, Koh has a ready wit which she sets loose on a range of targets including foodie culture, misogyny and modern multiculturalism.’

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