Catherine Lim: Biography

Tamara S. Wagner, Fellow, National University of Singapore

Catherine Lim grew up in Malaysia and lives in Singapore. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics and has published articles on sociolinguistics as well as on the problematics of writing fiction in Singaporean English. Before she became a full-time writer, she was a lecturer at the Regional Language Centre (RELC) in Singapore. Catherine Lim is the author of various collections of short stories as well as of four novels. Her most recent novel, Following the Wrong God Home, was published in 2001.



Lim, Yi-En. Women in Bondage: The Stories of Catherine Lim. Singapore: Times Books International, 1999.

Further Reading

Lim, Catherine. “The Writer Writing in English in Multiethnic Singapore: A Cultural Peril, A Cultural Promise.” in Chan, Mimi and Roy Harris, eds. Asian Voices in English. Hong Kong UP, 1991.

Lim, Catherine. “The Writer as a Cultural Anomaly.” Thumboo, Edwin, ed. Perceiving Other Worlds. Singapore: Times Academic Press, 1991.

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11 September 2002