About Me

C G Menon I was born in Australia and now split my time between London and Cambridge. I write short stories, as well as the occasional review.

I’ve been writing since 2013, and since then have won the Bare Fiction Prize, the Leicester Writes Prize, The Short Story Award, the Asian Writer Prize, The TBL Short Story Award and the Winchester Writers Festival award. I’ve also been shortlisted for the Fish short story prize, the Bridport prize and the Short Fiction Journal awards, as well as the Willesden Herald, Rubery and WriteIdea prizes and the Fiction Desk Newcomer award.

In addition to this I’ve been lucky enough to have my work read on radio and performed by professional actors. I regularly judge short story competitions, as well as occasionally do readings at festivals and lit nights. I’m a member of the fantastic writing group, The Whole Kahani, which aims to bring the voices of British Asian writers to the mainstream. I was also very pleased to work with Penguin Random House on their WriteNow programme, reaching the shortlist (31 out of 1800 entries).

I’m currently studying for a creative writing MA at City University and working on my first novel, literary fiction set in Malaysia during the Occupation and the Emergency.