– About

(Photo: Leah Jing McIntosh)

(Photo: Leah Jing McIntosh)


Cher Tan is an essayist and critic in Melbourne, Australia.

Her work has appeared in Meanjin, Acclaim, Swampland Magazine, Catapult, SBS, and The Lifted Brow, among others.

Her zine Neural Net/Like4Like was featured as part of the 2017 Digital Writers' Festival's Digital Zine Fair. She has appeared at the Emerging Writers' Festival and the National Young Writers’ Festival.

In 2018, she was awarded an Ignite grant by the Copyright Agency. She is Kill Your Darlings’ 2019 New Critic, a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow and a Neilma Sidney Travel Fund recipient. She is working on her debut essay collection Peripathetic.

Cher is interested in issues surrounding technology, late-stage capitalism, borders and boundaries, and the construction of identity, race, gender, and culture as defined by hyper-reality. 

Read an interview with Cher on Liminal Mag here.

She has also been involved in DIY musical projects: Grimalkin | Spiteward 

To email Cher, click here.