Harbour for the Arts

Meet Kyla Zhao Author of the runaway hit The Fraud Squad

Episode Summary

May is AAPI Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. One way to honor this month is by reading books by AAPI authors or featuring AAPI characters. The runaway hit The Fraud Squad by Kyla Zhao is one such book you should add to your reading list!

Episode Notes

Today, we have a special guest, author Kyla Zhao, known for her debut novel "The Fraud Squad." Born and raised in Singapore, Kyla graduated from Stanford University with a Master's in Communications (Media Studies) and a Bachelor's in Psychology. She works in marketing at a tech company in Silicon Valley, California. 

Besides novel writing, Kyla has an extensive magazine editorial portfolio. Previously, she was a fashion and lifestyle writer at Vogue Singapore. She has also written for the Singapore editions of Harper's Bazaar and Tatler, covered the Asian Television Awards, and interviewed personalities such as singer Nathan Sykes. Above all else, Kyla hopes to champion Asian representation in her works and write the characters of color that she rarely got to read about when she was young.


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