Vann Chow


Vann Chow is a writer from Hong Kong who writes stories about Asia and Asian cultures in English. Outside of the writing life, Vann is an engineer and an active tech entrepreneur. In 2015, Vann's book Shanghai Nobody was featured on a popular Canadian book reading platform on the Top 20 General Fiction list for the most part of the year, and in 2016, Vann's psychological thriller, The Pachinko Girl has been awarded the equivalent of an 'Oscar' by the same reading platform in the Hidden Gems category, beating over 140K other submissions.

Vann spent some time in America and began writing when Vann noticed the lack of reading materials in English with strong protagonists of Asiatic origin that would resonate with Asian readers. Today, Vann writes for everyone who is interested in Asian way of life. Through all the stories, Vann hopes to share the amazing, multi-faceted Asian history and culture with the wider world. Vann's stories are often lighthearted, humorful and full of meaning.

Vann's favorite authors are Oscar Wilde, William Somerset Maugham, and Alain De Botton, but Vann has always aspired to be the modern version of Voltaire (Candide, Zadig), the satirical philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment that mixes culture, histories and scientific thinking.

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This member has not published any books.