Eva Wong Nava lives between two worlds. She reads copiously and writes voraciously. She believes in connecting Asia to Europe and finds immense pleasure in telling her English daughters stories of Singapore where she spent a big part of her childhood.
Eva’s children’s book, Open - A Boy’s Wayang Adventure is about an autistic boy who yearns to make friends and be accepted. He must finally find the courage within himself to step forward and perform on stage. The publisher, Ethos Books, has called Open “a gift calling to the largeness of our hearts.”
Eva holds a degree in English Literature and Language from the University of Hull where Philip Larkin was once the University Librarian (and the reason why she chose to go there!), a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from University College London where the Institute of Education resides, and a certificate in Art Writing from Sotheby’s Institute which she undertook to better understand what the craft entails. She holds an M.A. in Art History from The Open University and has taught children and adults how they can use writing for communication and play. She is the founder of CarpeArte Journal, an online space, which publishes works of flash fiction. Eva’s flash fiction has appeared in various places and her writing on art has been published in international art journals.