Hsu-Ming Teo was born in Malaysia in 1970 and emigrated with her parents to Castle Hill, Sydney, in 1977. She began studying medicine, but changed to arts in her second year of university. After completing a PhD at the University of Sydney in 1998, she taught postcolonial studies at the University of Southern Denmark. She is now a research fellow at the Department of Modern History at Macquarie University. Her first novel, Love and Vertigo, was awarded the Australian/Vogel Award.
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