Balli Kaur Jaswal named as Best Young Australian Novelist
Former UEA Writing Fellow, Balli Kaur Jaswal, has been selected as one of this year’s four Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists for her debut novel, ‘Inheritance’, which was published by Sleepers last year. Balli (pictured) was the David TK Wong Writing Fellow at UEA in 2007-08 and began her novel during her time at the university. She grew up in Singapore, Japan, Russia and the Philippines, and studied Creative Writing at Hollins University and George Mason University before joining UEA. Following her Fellowship she moved to Singapore and worked as a journalist for a business magazine before moving to Australia, where she now lives. She is now working on her second novel.