Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is author of the international bestsellers Sarong Party Girls (William Morrow) and A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family (Hyperion), which New York magazine named one of the “Top 25 Must-Read Food Memoirs of All Time.” She is also the editor of the fiction anthology Singapore Noir (Akashic Books). Cheryl was a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal, In Style magazine, and the Baltimore Sun, and her stories and reviews have also appeared in The New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, The Paris Review, The Washington Post, and Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, National Geographic, among others. She has been awarded multiple grants from the National Arts Council of Singapore in support of her work. Born and raised in Singapore, she crossed the ocean at age 18 to go to Northwestern University, from which she has a B.S. in Journalism. She lives in New York City, though her heart and writing are never far from Singapore.