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Anita Othman is a born and bred Malay Singaporean who grew up with a love of reading at a young age. Second-hand book stores became her second home for many years. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Literature and English Language. She was a civil servant for more than a decade until her husband was posted to Germany. As a result, she stopped working and joined him together with their daughter. With time on her hands, she focused on her love of creative writing. After Germany, the family moved to Jakarta where she became a regular columnist for the Jakarta Globe and Jakarta Post. On her return to Singapore, she started on her debut novel while pursuing a Diploma in Sports
Science. Her novel Still Waters was published in 2021.