Janice Tay

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Janice Tay is a Singaporean writer and a former journalist at The Straits Times with over 10 years of experience under her belt. She graduated from St Hilda’s College at the University of Oxford with a degree in English Language and Literature.

Having moved to Kyoto after being inspired by a short holiday there,  Janice published her first collection of essays, Kyoto Unhurried, in 2016. The collection was inspired by a fortnightly column on Japanese history and culture that she had contributed to The Straits Times between 2007 and 2013. Her debut novel, The Memory Eaters, was published a year later. Set in feudal Japan, the book features heavy influences from Janice’s time spent in Japan.

Her works have since been featured and reviewed by The Straits Times and in 2018, she was a featured writer for the #BuySingLit campaign. Janice still lives in Kyoto and continues to immerse herself in the culture, language and people there. 

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