Podcast Episode #105 – Li Shan Chan

This week we interview Li Shan Chan, a Singaporean writer, mental health advocate, and doctoral student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, who was awarded the Biography Prize by Honolulu’s Center for Biographical Research. Her latest book, Searching for Lee Wen: A Life in 135 Parts, about a unique Singaporean Chinese artist, was published by Epigram Books in May 2022. Her previous books include Yellow Man and her memoir, A Philosopher’s Madness. Chan’s writings have appeared in The Straits Times and Grey Projects, and she served as director of the Writing Center at the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh, where she also held a Writing Residency Fellowship. Li Shan Chan was interviewed by fellow biographer and BIO member Lisa Napoli.