Conversations With Friends

Cartoon artwork of Jem

“I’m actually generally really long winded.”

— Jemimah Wei, In conversation with LitHub, 2021

Selected Interviews (Writing)

Selected Interviews (Media)

The Straits Times – Circuit breaker anniversary: Building book buzz online (Print & Online)
IWD 2021 feature – Top Tips for Solo Female Travellers (Online)
#StayHome feature on Tastemakers Asia, April 2020 (Online)
E! Online feature, August 2019 (Online)
Style Guide #HustleCulture feature, April 2019 (Online)
FRANK #SayingItAsItIs feature, Feb 2018 (Online)
HEY! NTU feature, Oct 2017 (Online)
Cleo ‘My BB Love’ feature, August 2017 (Online)
AsiaOne ‘My BB Love’ feature, August 2017 (Online)
Marketing Interactive – Now Following, May 2017 (Online)
Elle’s #PowerSquad feature, July 2016 (Print)
Nanyang Chronicle Interview, November 2012 (Print)
Campus Magazine, August 2011 (Print)

Features / News

TEXTURES 2022 — Singaporean artist Nature Shankar creates a piece of digital art in response to “The Life Cycle of Temporal Biomatter Attachments” by Jemimah Wei for The Arts House’s Textures 2022 Festival
The Prompt — Phillips Auction House commissioned a short story from Jemimah Wei in response to Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Slappey’s Yellow Touch
Columbia University School of the Arts — Current Writing Students Jemimah Wei and Madeleine Cravens Awarded Stegner Fellowships at Stanford University



21st May, 2024K-Ming Chang in conversation with Jemimah Wei for Cecilia

Tuesday, 7PM PT. In-person at City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco.

13th June, 2024Zach Williams in conversation with Jemimah Wei for Beautiful Days

Thursday, 7PM PT. In-person at Books Inc, Palo Alto.

20th July, 2024Reading in the Age of Distraction 2024 for the National Library Board, Singapore

Saturday, 10:00AM SGT. Online, Registration Required.


10th AugustNew York Foundation for the Arts Residencies, Grants, and Fellowships for Writers: Nailing the Application.

Thursday, 6PM ET. Online.

24th AprilGuernica’s Direct Discourse with Rumena Bužarovska and Senior Fiction Editor Adam Dalva.

Monday, 2 pm ET. Zoom.

27th AprilNew York Immigration Coalition’s (NYIC) annual authors’ event, An Evening Read with Zaina Arafat, Patricia Engel, Porochista Khakpour and Jaime Manrique.
8th FeburaryStegner Fellow Reading at Stanford University.

Mackenzie Room, 475 Via Ortega. Stanford, CA94305

10th March — Reading at the Interval Reading Series at KGB Bar.

KGB Bar. 85 East 4th Street. New York, NY10003

March 10th. 730pm.


17th Feburary, 2024Vanessa Chan with Jemimah Wei The Storm We Made

Saturday, 3PM PT. In-person at Book Passage (Ferry Building).

Other Fun Things

I was a soprano for twelve years, and had my first taste of chilli at 21. As such I have almost zero spice tolerance, putting my entire Singaporean heritage to shame.

When I was 16, I wrote, produced, and starred in a bootleg version of High School Musical for my secondary school. Even though no one cares about this today I am still very proud of myself!!

In 2019, my partner proposed to me by writing, directing, and producing a six act play, which is an excellent example of knowing your audience. I counter-proposed to him later, with a handmade ring, but he told me not to steal his thunder and said it didn’t count.

I was actually named after the puddle duck. As in, Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck. Later on, my parents kept having daughters, so the narrative changed and they said we were named after the three daughters in the Bible’s Book of Job — Jemimah, Keziah, and Keran. But I was really named after the duck who kept losing her own freaking eggs. What kind of origin story is this?! Is it any wonder I became a writer?