Sharlene Teo’s debut novel Ponti was published by Picador and Simon and Schuster in 2018. It won the inaugural Deborah Rogers Writers' Award, was shortlisted for the Hearst Big Book Award and Edward Stanford Award, and longlisted for the Jhalak Prize.
Her work has been translated into eleven languages and appeared in publications such as the Guardian, McSweeney's, the TLS, LitHub, Granta and Vogue. She completed an MA in Prose Fiction and a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of East Anglia where she received the Booker Prize Foundation scholarship and the David TK Wong Creative Writing Fellowship.
She holds fellowships from the University of Iowa International Writing Program, the Sozopol Fiction Fellowship and the Vil·la Joana Residency.