Writing YA at Writing NSW

Wai Chim

Wai Chim is the Chinese-American-Australian author of a number of children’s and YA titles, including The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling, which was a Kirkus Prize Finalist in the US and was Shortlisted for the Prime Minister Literary Awards in 2020. She appeared as a contestant on Australian Survivor: Brains vs Brawn. Last-Place Lin, her first picture book, is inspired from her time on the show and will be released in 2023. She regularly presents at schools and festivals and was part of the panel of judges for the NSW Premier Literary Awards for 2023.

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