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Justin Lau was born in Singapore and raised in Japan. He is bilingual but feels most comfortable speaking Japlish, a hybrid of Japanese and English.

He is currently working on his first novel set in the UK and Japan. His fiction has been published in The Missing Slate, Inkapture and elsewhere. He also writes essays on cross-cultural identity and faith.

He founded Transect Magazine, a literary magazine of short stories and poetry by multiculturals. Transect has published work from 30 countries.

He studied English Literature at Durham University, focusing on Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman (BA) and Craig Thompson’s Blankets and Habibi (MA).

He is currently based in Durham, UK.