Melissa De Silva is the author of the cross-genre memoir ‘Others’ is Not a Race, which won the Singapore Literature Prize 2018 (Creative Nonfiction category). Her writing explores issues of identity and culture through food, memory and forgetting. Her fiction has been published in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Best New Singaporean Short Stories Vol. 3 and LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction. She is currently working on a climate fiction novel. Trees, squirrels and matcha lattes are some of her favourite things.