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Cartoon artwork of Jem

“I’m actually generally really long winded.”

— Jemimah Wei, In conversation with LitHub, 2021

Selected Interviews (Writing)

Literary Hub: Five Asian Diasporic Writers on the Pandemic Present and the Possibilities of Flash Fiction
AAWW The Margins: Five Writers on Asian Diasporic Flash Fiction
MFA Writers Episode 21 – In Conversation with Jared McCormack (Podcast: Spotify, Apple, elsewhere)
Building Book Buzz Online – The Straits Times Feature (Print & Online)
Say It As It Is – Interview with Sinema Singapore (Online)
Smoke & Mirrors – Author Interview for SmokeLong Quarterly (Online)
A New Narrative – Interview with NTU Magazine (Online)

Selected Interviews (Media)

The Straits Times – Circuit breaker anniversary: Building book buzz online (Print & Online)
IWD 2021 feature – Top Tips for Solo Female Travellers (Online)
#StayHome feature on Tastemakers Asia, April 2020 (Online)
E! Online feature, August 2019 (Online)
Style Guide #HustleCulture feature, April 2019 (Online)
FRANK #SayingItAsItIs feature, Feb 2018 (Online)
HEY! NTU feature, Oct 2017 (Online)
Cleo ‘My BB Love’ feature, August 2017 (Online)
AsiaOne ‘My BB Love’ feature, August 2017 (Online)
Marketing Interactive – Now Following, May 2017 (Online)
Elle’s #PowerSquad feature, July 2016 (Print)
Nanyang Chronicle Interview, November 2012 (Print)
Campus Magazine, August 2011 (Print)

Features / News

TEXTURES 2022 — Singaporean artist Nature Shankar creates a piece of digital art in response to “The Life Cycle of Temporal Biomatter Attachments” by Jemimah Wei for The Arts House’s Textures 2022 Festival
The Prompt — Phillips Auction House commissioned a short story from Jemimah Wei in response to Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Slappey’s Yellow Touch
Columbia University School of the Arts — Current Writing Students Jemimah Wei and Madeleine Cravens Awarded Stegner Fellowships at Stanford University

Events

10th March — Jemimah will be reading at the Interval Reading Series at KGB Bar.

KGB Bar. 85 East 4th Street. New York NY10003

March 10th. 730pm.

(Watch)

Other Fun Things

I was a soprano for twelve years, and had my first taste of chilli at 21. As such I have almost zero spice tolerance, putting my entire Singaporean heritage to shame.

When I was 16, I wrote, produced, and starred in a bootleg version of High School Musical for my secondary school. Even though no one cares about this today I am still very proud of myself!!

In 2019, my partner proposed to me by writing, directing, and producing a six act play, which is an excellent example of knowing your audience. I counter-proposed to him later, with a handmade ring, but he told me not to steal his thunder and said it didn’t count.

I was actually named after the puddle duck. As in, Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck. Later on, my parents kept having daughters, so the narrative changed and they said we were named after the three daughters in the Bible’s Book of Job — Jemimah, Keziah, and Keran. But I was really named after the duck who kept losing her own freaking eggs. What kind of origin story is this?! Is it any wonder I became a writer?