Amanda Lee Koe is a novelist, born and raised in Singapore, and based in New York. She has lived in Beijing, Berlin and Bangkok.
She was the youngest winner of the Singapore Literature Prize for the short story collection Ministry of Moral Panic (Epigram, 2014), shortlisted for the Frankfurt Book Fair's LiBeraturpreis and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt's International Literature Prize.
Her debut novel, Delayed Rays of A Star (Doubleday, 2019), won the Henfield Prize, awarded to the best work of fiction by an MFA candidate at Columbia University's School of the Arts. It was a Straits Times #1 Bestseller, and an NPR Best Books of the Year.
Her second novel, Sister Snake, will be published in Fall 2024 by Ecco Books. Amanda is represented by The Wylie Agency.
Amanda was editor of the National Museum of Singapore's Cinémathequè Quarterly, and the fiction editor of Esquire Singapore. She has received fellowships from the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin, the New York Foundation for the Arts, PEN America, the University of Iowa's International Writing Program, the National Arts Council of Singapore, and the Fóndation Jan Michalski.