Book Week Bonus Episode 2 - Wai Chim

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Wai Chim is the Chinese-American-Australian author of a number of children’s and YA titles, including the Chook Chook series, Freedom Swimmer and most recently The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling, which was a Kirkus Prize Finalist in the US and was Shortlisted for the Prime Minister Literary Awards in 2020. She appeared as a contestant on Australian Survivor: Brains vs 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.



Find out more about Wai at:


Twitter: @onewpc

Instagram: @onewpc


Wai's books include:


To illustrator Marianne Khoo (and her assistant Max) for designing the One More Page podcast logo and other associated images.

And to our sound editor Adam Orlowski for his wonderful audio genius - check out his other work at


Thanks also to Writing NSW for allowing us to record this episode at their Kids and YA Festival in June 2022.

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