May-Lan is a Hong Kong-born writer who lives in London, where she studied for a BA in Fine Art and an MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. As well as her short story collection she also has a chapbook called Girly (Future Tense Books).
The Guardian called Things to Make and Break “an excellent debut”, PANK called it “mind-blowingly good”, and our own Lucy Jeynes in her review in Issue 2 of Bare Fiction Magazine said, “This kind of writing is a serious turn-on.”
I’m delighted to hear that it has just been long listed for the Guardian First Book Award.
The recording was made on April 30th 2014 at the Gwdihw Cafe Bar in Cardiff during the launch of issue 2 of Bare Fiction magazine. May-Lan gives a reading from her story Legendary. For more details about May-Lan Tan including dates of live readings, visit her website.
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