Wai Chim

Wai Chim is the Chinese-American-Australian author of a number of children’s and YA titles including Freedom Swimmer and most recently The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling, which was a Kirkus Prize finalist in the US and was short-listed for the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Last-Place Lin is her first picture book and was inspired by her time on Australian Survivor: Brains v Brawn. Born to immigrant parents in New York, Wai grew up speaking Cantonese at home and brings a lot of her diasporic identity into her work. She spent some time living in Japan before making Australia her permanent home. In addition to writing, Wai works as a Business System Analyst for The Starlight Children’s Foundation. She currently lives in Sydney with her husband and beloved cat, Freddie.

Books by Wai Chim

  • Published: 2023