AGNES CHEW is the author of The Desire for Elsewhere, published by Math Paper Press in 2016. Her writing has appeared in Ricepaper Magazine, Bosphorus Review of Books, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Eunoia Review and Eastlit, among others. She holds a master’s degree in international development from the London School of Economics, where she was awarded the Mayling Birney Prize. With a keen interest in socioeconomic issues, Agnes has worked in public, international, and nonprofit sectors, such as the World Bank and Save the Children. Born and raised in Singapore, she currently lives in Germany.