Hi my name is Ivy Ngeow and I was born and raised in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. My first novel Cry of the Flying Rhino (out 30 October 2017 Proverse Hong Kong) won the 2016 International Proverse Prize. My second novel Heart of Glass will be out very soon on Unbound (winter 2017/18). A graduate of the Middlesex University Writing MA programme, I won the 2005 Middlesex University Press Literary Prize out of almost 1500 entrants worldwide.
I've written non-fiction for Marie Claire, The Star, The New Straits Times, South London Society of Architects’ Newsletter and Wimbledon magazine. My fiction has appeared in Silverfish New Writing anthologies twice, The New Writer and on the BBC World Service. My story Funny Mountain was published by Fixi Novo in the Hungry in Ipoh anthology (also in bibliography below). I won first prize in the Commonwealth Essay Writing Competition 1994, first prize in the Barnes and Noble Career Essay Writing competition 1998 and was shortlisted for the David T K Wong Fellowship 1998 and the Ian St James Award 1999.
I am also multi-instrumental musician since childhood, winning fifth prize (out of 850 entrants) in the 2006 1-MIC (Music Industry Charts) UK Award for her original song – Celebrity written when I had my own band, Satsuma (2005-07). I love all things vintage, music- or design-related.
by Ivy Ngeow, Terence Toh, Cassandraw Khaw, Ted Mahsun, Atikah Abdul Wahid, Marc de Faoite, William Tham Wai Liang, Eileen Lian, Wong Hon Kit, Tina Isaacs and Leroy Luar, Julya Oui, Angeline Woon, Benjamin Tham, Tilon Sagulu.”