Cher Tan

Cher Tan is an editor, essayist and critic based in Melbourne, via Adelaide and Singapore. Her work centres her experiences as a queer, working-class, non-tertiary educated autodidact and first-generation migrant in a globalised world, and how this intersects with technology, politics and/or pop culture. This includes the various thematic inheritances that diaspora entails, and the many ways it informs identity politics, settler colonialism, late-stage
capitalism, and class mobility.

Her work has been published in The Saturday Paper, SBS, The Guardian, Sydney Review of Books, The Age, Runway Journal, and Overland, among many others. She is an editor at Liminal, the reviews editor at Meanjin and a book columnist at ABC Arts. Her debut essay collection, Peripathetic: Notes on (Un)belonging, is forthcoming with NewSouth Publishing in 2024.