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During her childhood in Jakarta , Ng enjoyed reading and read at an advanced rate. After finishing her primary and secondary education in Indonesia, during which time she took up writing, Ng went to the United States to study at Ohio State University. After her graduation in , she worked in the US for a year before returning to Indonesia to work at a shipping company. After three years working there, in which time she married and had two miscarriages , Ng quit to become a professional writer.
Since then, she has released several novels, as well as numerous short stories including one anthology and twenty-one children's books, and some collections of fairytales. Ng, who is a stay at home mother, writes in her spare time at home. Her topics are different depending on the genre she is writing in; her adult-oriented works often deal with minority groups, while her children's books are meant to teach empathy. However, some educators have protested the lack of an explicit moral message in her children's books.
She took up reading at a young age, reportedly capable of reading translations of The Adventures of Tintin by kindergarten. She completed her high school education at Bunda Hati Kudus, graduating in While in high school, she became interested in social issues, including discrimination faced by ethnic Chinese , LGBT , and women.
After high school, Ng went to the United States and began studying at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio , but later transferred to Ohio State University ;  she graduated with a bachelour's degree in interpersonal communications in In , Ng's short story "Rahasia Bulan" "The Moon's Secret" was included in a lesbian and gay themed short story collection of the same name.
The title was a result of Ng combining the Sun commonly representative of men and the Moon commonly representative of women to create a united symbol to represent homosexuality. The collection dealt mainly with death. The collection was followed in by the novel Tea For Two , which was first published as a serial in Kompas.
Ng's short story "Barbie" was adapted as a film by actor-cum-presenter Raffi Ahmad in , with Yuni Shara in the titular role. Barbie followed the story of a night-club singer and her lover, a security guard at the club.
The film premiered at the LA Lights Indie movie festival. In , Ng, Agus Noor, and Eka Kurniawan established the Fiksimini community on Facebook as a way to critique each other's work, later branching out to Twitter. As of [update] the community, with approximately 70, followers, allows writers, both professional and aspiring, to tweet an idea within the character technical limitations of the software which could make the reader think.
Aside from writing novels and short stories, she also writes children's books,  a genre which she entered due to a lack of Indonesian-language works. Ng's main characters are generally female. These characters generally do not hold the same employment; some occupations held by her characters include office worker, animal nursery employee, and automotive repair shop owner. Ng has received several awards.
The following year she won the same award for Sejuta Warna Pelangi. Ng notes that her children's stories have been generally well received. However, some educators disagree with the lack of an explicit moral message; Ng argues that her books have multiple interpretations: those by children and those by adults.
As of [update] , Ng is married to Nicholas Ng, a Malaysian citizen whom she met while working at Hanjin Shipping; the couple married in She writes in her spare time, usually in the morning, as in the afternoon she must pick up her children. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Clara Ng.
This is a Chinese name ; the family name is Ng surname. Children's literature portal. Atmodjo, Wasti 14 October The Jakarta Post. Archived from the original on 25 March Retrieved 25 March Tempo in Indonesian. Archived from the original on 24 September Fitrianto, Dahono; Indriasari, Lusiana 12 July Kompas in Indonesian. Junaidi, A. Kumala, Ratih, ed. Jakarta: Gramedia. Malik, Candra 11 July Jakarta Globe. Ng, Clara 25 May Clara Ng Official Website in Indonesian.
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During her childhood in Jakarta , Ng enjoyed reading and read at an advanced rate. After finishing her primary and secondary education in Indonesia, during which time she took up writing, Ng went to the United States to study at Ohio State University. After her graduation in , she worked in the US for a year before returning to Indonesia to work at a shipping company. After three years working there, in which time she married and had two miscarriages , Ng quit to become a professional writer. Since then, she has released several novels, as well as numerous short stories including one anthology and twenty-one children's books, and some collections of fairytales.