Monthly Archives: October 2016

Sugarbread

Review of Sugarbread by Balli Kaur Jaswal (Singapore: Epigram Books, 2015) by Caroline Chang   Sugarbread is Balli Kaur Jaswal’s second novel to be published, but it was written first. It captures, above all, the voice of a young girl

Sugarbread

Review of Sugarbread by Balli Kaur Jaswal (Singapore: Epigram Books, 2015) by Caroline Chang   Sugarbread is Balli Kaur Jaswal’s second novel to be published, but it was written first. It captures, above all, the voice of a young girl

Magical Ability

Review of Uprooted by Naomi Novik (USA: Del Rey Books, 2015) by Ovidia Yu   Uprooted is a standalone fantasy novel with a refreshingly unique magic system backed up by credible internal logic. It has an elaborate, vaguely Eastern European

Magical Ability

Review of Uprooted by Naomi Novik (USA: Del Rey Books, 2015) by Ovidia Yu   Uprooted is a standalone fantasy novel with a refreshingly unique magic system backed up by credible internal logic. It has an elaborate, vaguely Eastern European

An Open Letter to NBDCS and My Fellow Shortlisted Authors

My book Steep Tea was not submitted for the 2016 Singapore Literature Prize because of a mistake made by my publisher. Not knowing the mistake, I had reasonably expected my book to be shortlisted in the English poetry category, and

An Open Letter to NBDCS and My Fellow Shortlisted Authors

My book Steep Tea was not submitted for the 2016 Singapore Literature Prize because of a mistake made by my publisher. Not knowing the mistake, I had reasonably expected my book to be shortlisted in the English poetry category, and

Pocket Universe

Review of Lontar: The Journal of Southeast Asia Speculative Fiction, Issue #6, edited by Jason Erik Lundberg, Kristine Ong Muslim, and Adan Jimenez (Singapore: Epigram Books, 2016) by Eric Norris   In reading Lontar: The Journal of Southeast Asia Speculative

Pocket Universe

Review of Lontar: The Journal of Southeast Asia Speculative Fiction, Issue #6, edited by Jason Erik Lundberg, Kristine Ong Muslim, and Adan Jimenez (Singapore: Epigram Books, 2016) by Eric Norris   In reading Lontar: The Journal of Southeast Asia Speculative

Singapore Poetry Is 3 Today!

I started this blog 3 years ago on October 15, 2013 with the aim of introducing Singaporean literature and arts to an American audience. The aim has since broadened to encompass cultural exchange between the two countries Singapore and the

Singapore Poetry Is 3 Today!

I started this blog 3 years ago on October 15, 2013 with the aim of introducing Singaporean literature and arts to an American audience. The aim has since broadened to encompass cultural exchange between the two countries Singapore and the

Malaysia Boleh: The Politics of National Literature & Language

Talk delivered on September 30, 2016, by Sheela Jane Menon at “Contexts and Texts: Writing and Translating in Malaysia and Singapore,” co-presented by Jini Kim Watson and New York University’s Postcolonial, Race and Diaspora Studies Colloquium, and the Singapore Literature

Malaysia Boleh: The Politics of National Literature & Language

Talk delivered on September 30, 2016, by Sheela Jane Menon at “Contexts and Texts: Writing and Translating in Malaysia and Singapore,” co-presented by Jini Kim Watson and New York University’s Postcolonial, Race and Diaspora Studies Colloquium, and the Singapore Literature