Yangsze Choo is a fourth generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. Due to a childhood spent in various countries, she can eavesdrop (badly) in several languages. After graduating from Harvard University, she worked in various corporate jobs and had a briefcase before writing her first novel. THE GHOST BRIDE, set in colonial Malaya and the elaborate Chinese world of the afterlife, is about a peculiar historic custom called a spirit marriage, and is published August 2013 by William Morrow/HarperCollins in North America and Hot Key in the UK.
Yangsze loves to eat and read, and often does both at the same time. She lives in California with her husband and children, and a potential rabbit. Yangsze is represented by literary agent Jenny Bent.