Agnes Chew is the author of Eternal Summer of My Homeland (Epigram Books, 2023) and The Desire for Elsewhere (Math Paper Press, 2016). Her work has appeared in Granta, Necessary Fiction and Wildness Journal, among others. She is the Asia Regional Winner of the 2023 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for her story, “Oceans Away from My Homeland”. Born and raised in Singapore, she is currently based in Germany.
Agnes has worked in government, nonprofit and multilateral institutions, including the World Bank and Save the Children. She holds a Master’s degree in international development from the London School of Economics, where she was awarded the Mayling Birney Prize. Her dissertation, which examines inequality and societal wellbeing in Singapore, was featured in Singapore Policy Journal.