Yangsze Choo discusses how she wrote her second book, The Night Tiger after the success of her first novel, The Ghost Bride. What did it take to get back into writing and how different was the publishing process the second time around? She’ll share how to navigate book auctions, connecting with book sellers and working with her agent, Jenny Bent to edit and prepare her work for publishing. The Night Tiger debuts February 19th but can be pre-ordered now.

Yangsze Choo is a fourth generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. Due to a childhood spent in various countries, she can eavesdrop (badly) in several languages. After graduating from Harvard University, she worked in various corporate jobs and had a briefcase before writing her first novel. THE GHOST BRIDE, set in colonial Malaya and the elaborate Chinese world of the afterlife, is about a peculiar historic custom called a spirit marriage, and was published August 2013 by William Morrow in North America and Hot Key in the UK. Her second novel, THE NIGHT TIGER, will be published February 2019 by Flatiron Books and Quercus (UK). 

Yangsze loves to eat and read, and often does both at the same time. She lives in California with her husband and children, and several chickens. Yangsze is represented by literary agent Jenny Bent.