Singapore intern scores six-figure deal for debut novel on high society

Kyla Zhao began writing the novel last year while alone and homesick in California at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kyla Zhao began writing the novel last year while alone and homesick in California at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.PHOTO: COURTESY OF KYLA JIAYI ZHAO

SINGAPORE - A 23-year-old editorial intern is the latest Singaporean writer to secure a major book deal abroad.

Kyla Zhao, a Vogue Singapore intern, has scored a two-book deal with Berkley Publishing, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

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