Lim, Shirley Geok-Lin

About Shirley Geok-Lin Lim

Biography (Poetry Foundation)



Manaf, Nor Faridah Abdul. "A Scholar, Poet and Critic." Writers in Conversation, vol. 7, no. 1, 2020

Upton, Joe. "'Survival - to Keep Writing.'" Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 54, no. 4, 2018

Newton, Pauline T. "Walking with Her Muse." Contemporary Women's Writing, vol. 8, no. 2, 2014

Quayum, Mohammed A. "Shirley Geok-lin Lim." MELUS, vol. 28, no. 4, 2003



Autobiography/Life Writing

Among the White Moon Faces (2001)



Sister Swing (2006)

Joss and Gold (2001)


Short Story Collections

Two Dreams (1997)

Life's Mysteries (1985)

Another Country (1982)


Poetry Collections

Ars Poetica for the Day (2015)

Do You Live In? (2015)

What the Fortune Teller Didn't Say (1998)

Monsoon History (1994)

Modern Secrets (1989)

No Man's Grove and Other Poems (1985)

Crossing the Peninsula and Other Poems (1980)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

"Decolonizing the Malaysian Mind." Sare, vol. 55, no. 2, 2018


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Shirley Geok-Lin Lim at Azusa Pacific University to Give Her Talk on Writing Life, Writing Principles. YouTube, 1 Nov. 2018

Dr. Shirley Geok-lin Lim Shares Her Experience, Part 1. YouTube, 29 Oct. 2012

Dr. Shirley Geok-lin Lim Shares Her Experience, Part 2. YouTube, 29 Oct. 2012