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I am Selina Siak Chin Yoke and this is my official website. I was so overwhelmed by reader reception to my debut novel and the questions you asked that I had this website created early, so that you can find out more about the themes in my books! This site will be a source of information and news about me and my books.

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About Me


My path to writing has been unconventional! I was, in turn a theoretical physicist, investment banker and quant trader before becoming a writer. Had it not been for cancer, I might have delayed my first novel for another few years.

Latest Book


December 1941, Malaya: British forces have fled and the Japanese have conquered Malaya. When the Future Comes Too Soon follows Mei Foong as she tries to hold her family together in this time of deprivation and increasing racial tension. Early praise from María Dueñas, author of New York Times bestselling The Time in Between: “…an intensely visceral evocation of life in Malaya during World War II…”

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