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Pauline Fan

Portrait of writer and translator Pauline Fan
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Pauline Fan

Pauline Fan is a writer and literary translator from Kuala Lumpur. Her translation of Kulleh Grasi’s poetry, Tell Me, Kenyalang (Circumference Books, 2019), was shortlisted for the 2020 National Translation Award in Poetry. She is creative director of the cultural organization PUSAKA and director of the George Town Literary Festival.

Articles by Pauline Fan

yellow smoke curling against a black background
Photo by Олег Жилко on Unsplash
By Zahid M. Naser
bloodrush like the swell of desire in a room / surging higher and higher to my eyes, craving life
Translated from Malay by Pauline Fan
The Slow Burn of Inner Chaos: Six Works in Translation from Malaysia
By Pauline Fan & Adriana Nordin Manan
The sense of slipping slowly into chaos is an everyday reality here.
The Lovers of Muharram
By Fatimah Busu
On this terrible morning, everything is relentless.
Translated from Malay by Pauline Fan