Zen Cho was born and raised in Selangor. Her short stories have appeared in various publications in the US, UK, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore.
Zen won the Best newcomer the Sydney J. Bounds Award at the British Fantasy Award.
She won the 2015 Crawford Award for Spirits Abroad.She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Selangor Young Talent Awards and the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and honour-listed for the Carl Brandon Society Awards. She currently lives in London, where she spends a lot of time trying to avoid writing.