Tania Tay is an advertising copywriter whose debut adult novel won Headline's inaugural Modern Stories Open Submissions Initiative. In her writing, Tania likes to explore female friendship and the relationship between mothers and daughters. Tania is also a children's author, writing under the pen name of Crystal Sung, and has written a screenplay, developed with BBC Writersroom London Voices. Tania is second generation British Malaysian Chinese. She studied History of Art at the University of Edinburgh and now lives with her husband and children in East London.