Jee Leong Koh is the author of Steep Tea (Carcanet), named a Best Book of the Year by UK's Financial Times and a Finalist by Lambda Literary in the USA. His hybrid work of fiction Snow at 5 PM: Translations of an insignificant Japanese poet won the Singapore Literature Prize in English fiction. He has also published Payday Loans (Poets Wear Prada Press and Math Paper Press); Equal to the Earth (Bench Press); Seven Studies for a Self Portrait (Bench Press); Connor & Seal (Sibling Rivalry) and The Pillow Book (Math Paper Press and Awai Books), both shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize. His work has been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Malay, Russian, and Latvian. His second Carcanet collection, Inspector Inspector, was released in the UK in August 2022 and will be released in the US in October 2022.

Jee lives in New York City. He is the founder of the literary non-profit Singapore Unbound, which organizes the biennial Singapore Literature Festival in New York City and the monthly Second Saturdays Reading Series, and publishes original works of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, artist interviews, and book reviews in its journal SUSPECT and its press Gaudy Boy.

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