Wai was born in New York City. Although her parents didn’t speak much English, Wai harboured a passion for books from a very young age, sneaking stories into bed to read well into the night.
Wai graduated from Duke University with majors in Economics and English. After graduation Wai moved to Japan, where she spent over a year teaching English.
She has lived in Australia for ten years, enjoying the sun and pursuing her passion for writing.
Wai Chim is also the author of a junior fiction series called Chook Chook.
My review of 'The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling' by Wai Chim in honour of YA Day!Read more
Thinking about the 2020 Inky Awards like I am? I wrote a list of 10 books that should be considered for the longlistRead more
A list of book reviews I need to write and books I need to read ;)Read more