I’m Hwee Hwee.Tan
I first encountered God when I was 11. I was an atheist but after reading the Psalms, felt such an overwhelming feeling of peace and God’s presence that I couldn’t not believe in God.
I’ve always enjoyed reading and felt God calling me to be a writer.
Thus I went to the University of East Anglia to study writing. While I was there I received a First Class Honours degree. After that I went to the University of Oxford to study Christian literature. When I completed my Masters at Oxford, I won a scholarship with the New York Times to study writing at New York University.
I have published two Christian novels with Penguin. I won the Young Artist Award from the Singapore National Arts Council, the highest award given to an artist under-35. My second novel, Mammon Inc, won the Singapore Literature Prize.
I have also worked as a journalist, writing for publications like TIME, Harper’s Bazaar, the Straits Times and the BBC.
Now my writing goal is to produce an awesome, God-loving blog!
I also work as a freelance writer, journalist, copywriter and editor. You can find out more about my other types of writing at my general writing website, www.tanhweehwee.com