The Eighth Girl
Maxine Mei-Fung Chung is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and training psychotherapist.
She lectures on trauma, gender and sexuality, clinical dissociation, and attachment theory at the Bowlby Centre and was awarded the Jafar Kareem Bursary for her work supporting people from ethnic minorities experiencing isolation and mental health problems.
Originally trained in the arts, she previously worked as a creative director for ten years at Condé Nast, The Sunday Times, and The Times (London).
Maxine completed the Faber Academy advanced novel-writing course and currently works in private practice, where she has a particular interest in the creative feminine, advocating for women and girls finding a voice. She lives in London with her son. The Eighth Girl is her debut novel.
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- Sunday Times: An identity crisis – novelist Maxine Mei-Fung Chung on the lack of diversity in thriller writingWhy don’t we have more by writers of colour, asks the author of The Eighth Girl [read more]
- Waterstones: Maxine Mei-Fung Chung’s Top 5 Crime Books by Authors of ColourMaxine discusses diversity in crime, mystery and thriller fiction and shares her five favourite crime novels by authors of colour. [read more]
- The latest interviews, Q&As and podcastsFind out more about Maxine and how she wrote The Eighth Girl in these new Q&As and podcasts. From cashmere socks and afternoon walks to gender politics and the stigmatisation of mental illness, Maxine shares insights into what inspires her research and writing. [read more]
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