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Lian Gouw - Only A Girl

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Lian Gouw was born in Jakarta, Indonesia when Indonesia was still a Dutch colony known as the Netherlands’ East Indies. Her family, upper middleclass Chinese, raised her with a Dutch education and cultural values. Lian grew up during the tremulous years of World War II, followed by the post-war period and Indonesian Revolution. Put under the strain of the new Indonesian government, she immigrated to the USA in 1966. Lian’s short stories and poems have appeared in Quietus Magazine, Writing for our Lives, Voices and Visions, The Highland’s Low Down and Reflections. Her Predicament, an earlier version of the first chapter of her novel, Only A Girl, was included in the 2006 anthology of the SF Writers Conference, Building Bridges from Writers to Readers. In her writing, Lian explores themes of human relationships, connection with animals, and fable-like fantasy. She is particularly interested in the lives and struggles of women. Today we are going to hear her read from: Only A Girl To find out more about the author go to: www.liangouw.com -&- to find the host go to: www.brummet.ca