Shih-Li Kow

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Shih-Li Kow is a Malaysian writer born in 1968.

Kow holds a degree in chemical engineering, and resides in Kuala Lumpur with her son and extended family. Her book Ripples and Other Stories was shortlisted for the 2009 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.

Her novel, the Sum of Our Follies, (French translation by Frederic Grellier, La Somme de nos Folies ) was awarded the 2018 Prix du Premier Roman Etranger prize.


  • News From Home, (Silverfish, 2007)ISBN 978-983-3221-19-6
  • Ripples and Other Stories, (Silverfish, Dec 2008)ISBN 978-983-3221-23-3
  • The Sum of Our Follies, (Silverfish, 2014)ISBN 978-983-3221-47-9