Siang Lu is the author of Ghost Cities and The Whitewash, and the co-creator of The Beige Index. The Whitewash won the ABIA Audiobook of the Year in 2023 for its audio adaptation, which starred a large and diverse cast of fourteen actors. It also won the Glendower Award for an emerging writer at the Queensland Literary Awards and was shortlisted for a NSW Premiers Literary Award.
In 2023 he was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Asian-Australians at the Asian-Australian Leadership Awards.
Siang holds a Master of Letters from the University of Sydney and has written for film and television for Singapore's Beach House Pictures and Malaysia's Astro network.
He is based in Brisbane, Australia, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Siang has been forced to deny rumours that he is the secret author of Huxtable Heights, a #MeToo work of underground literature that mashes up Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights and The Cosby Show, by replacing all of Heathcliff's original dialogue with lines uttered by Heathcliff Huxtable, aka Bill Cosby.
Top 40 Under 40 Asian-Australians, Asian-Australian Leadership Awards 2023
Australian Book Industry Awards 2023: Winner, Audiobook of the Year
Queensland Literary Awards 2020: Winner, Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer
New South Wales Premiers Literary Awards 2023: Shortlist, Multicultural NSW Award