Sharmini Aphrodite

Sharmini Aphrodite was born in Borneo. She was raised in, and still lives between, the cities of Johor Bahru and Singapore. Her short fiction has been published in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (2015), SmokeLong Quarterly (2015) and This is how you walk on the moon: An anthology of anti-realist fiction (Ethos Books, 2016). She has received the Australian Book Review Jolley Prize, Second (2018) and the Golden Point Award, Silver (2017). Her art essay was runner-up for Frieze Magazine’s Art Writing Prize (2017).

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"It was a sort of homecoming"

Cliffordene Norton, Sharmini Aphrodite Literatuur 2020-05-22

"The setting is inspired by trips that I would take to my grandparents’ home in rural Sabah: the jungles, the starlight, the silence. I’m also someone who feels constantly caught in a state of in-between – in between languages, and locations, primarily – and the story was a response to that." Sharmini Aphrodite’s short story has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.