Hsu-Ming Teo is an Associate Professor, novelist and cultural historian based in the Department of English at Macquarie University, Australia, where she teaches literature and creative writing. Her first novel, Love and Vertigo (2000), won The Australian/Vogel Literary Award and was shortlisted for several other awards. Her second novel, Behind the Moon
(2005), was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards. She is working on her third novel. Her academic publications include Desert Passions: Orientalism and Romance Novels (2012), the edited books The Popular Culture of Romantic Love in 16 Australia (ASP 2017) and Cultural History in Australia (UNSW 2003), as well as a wide range of articles on Orientalism, imperialism, fiction, popular culture, love and popular romance studies. She is currently co-editing the Ashgate/Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction and a volume on Conflict, Colonialism and Exoticism in Twentieth-Century Historical Romance Novels, and she is also working on a project on East-Asian themed romance novels.
Hsu-Ming is an associate editor of the Journal of Popular Romance Studies and an editorial board member of the Journal of Australian Studies. Judging activities: Hsu-Ming served on the advisory panel of the Man Asian Literary Prize from 2007 to 2012 and judged the 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize. She judged the NSW Premier’s Literary Award in 2007, and the NSW Premier’s History Prize in 2013 and 2017. She has also served on the peer review panels of ArtsNSW and the Australian Council for the Arts.