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Eva Wong Nava lives between two worlds. She reads copiously and writes voraciously. She believes in connecting Asia to Europe and America, and finds immense pleasure in telling her English daughters stories of Singapore where she spent a big part of her childhood. She regales them with tales from Chinese myths and literature, imbuing her stories with personal experiences of watching the Chinese opera with her mother. Her favourite Chinese opera is The Monkey King’s Journey to the West.


Eva holds a degree in English Literature and Language from the University of Hull where Philip Larkin was once the University Librarian (and the reason why she chose to go there!); a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Universi
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Why I feel it's important to build a more open and inclusive world

I wasn’t aware of autism until I had my first child whom I named after the eponymous heroine of an international best-seller I was reading when pregnant. This daughter of mine—whose name is also inspired by the Greek philosopher, Sophocles—was quiet, shy and introverted, preferring to play solitaire to interacting with peers. She obsessed about dinosaurs and could name each one by the time she... Read more of this blog post »
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This is a sweet, heart-warming story. This is Open’s story. Open is a 10 year old boy on the autism spectrum. This book encapsulates a small section of his life while his class is selected to perform in the Chinese Opera. Her..." Read more of this review »
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"I love this book for its vivid portrayal of characters. The narrator Open resonates with me. A must read book for anyone interested in raising awareness through children's books."
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"This is a marvellous children’s book very loosely based on the film ‘The Wayang Kids’. Written in the perspective of Open, the ten-year-old boy protagonist, it’s an easy yet gripping read. The book is about his life with his parents and friends, a..." Read more of this review »
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The Lost Vintage is a powerful story of family, love, loss and recovery. I loved every sip, glug and mouthful of this latest novel by Ann Mah; this book is a page-turner and like a good vintage keeps you coming back for more.
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