Catherine Menon has Malaysian heritage and lives in London. She is a University lecturer in robotics and holds an MA in Creative Writing. Fragile Monsters is her first book.
A beautiful, richly textured absorbing read. I was utterly transported * Irenosen Okojie * A propulsive debut scattered with gems of fresh and surprising imagery. Menon is at her best exploring the intricate bond between women over generations, their histories strung tight over the fraught realities of a nation coming into being * Preti Taneja * A brilliant novel about homecoming and the layered, unstable past that haunts and hurts . . . I admire it enormously * Colm Toibin * Supple, artful, skilful storytelling - it takes an immediate grip on the reader's imagination and doesn't let go * Hilary Mantel *