Wena Poon

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Wena Poon is the author of 16 books of literary fiction. Her stories have been professionally produced on the London stage, serialized on BBC Radio 4, extensively anthologized, and translated into French, Italian, and Chinese. Winner of the UK’s Willesden Herald Prize for best short fiction, she has been nominated for Ireland’s Frank O’Connor Award, France’s Prix Hemingway, the Singapore Literature Prize, and the UK’s Bridport Prize for Poetry. Her work is studied by British and American academics of transnational literature and is part of the Cambridge ‘O’ Level Literature exam syllabus in Singapore high schools. She graduated magna cum laude in English Literature from Harvard and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is a lawyer by pr ...more

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Lions in Winter

3.28 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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The Proper Care of Foxes

3.68 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2009
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Alex y Robert

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The Adventures of Snow Fox ...

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Kami and Kaze: a Story of O...

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Maxine, Aoki, Beto & Me

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The Great Impresario Oguri

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The Marquis of Disobedience

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