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Category Archive: SingLit

Singlit Saturday : 3 Reasons to Read ‘Aunty Lee’s Delights’

When certain books refer to underrated places that are close to your heart and things you are familiar with, it draws you into a world that you can imagine easily. Not only does Aunty Lee’s Delights bring locations to life, it also accurately portrays Singaporean traits in the characters, food and cultural references with a […]

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Let us tell you something about Cyril Wong

He writes, he sings, and his poems have appeared in journals all around the world such as the Atlanta Review, Fulcrum and the Asia Literary Review. But do you know what reading means to this well-versed Singaporean poet? Or how he gets over the sense of loss that comes after reading the last page of […]

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Singlit Saturdays: Short Stories to Binge

Singaporeans are a busy bunch, and we don’t always have the time to get through thick novels. Here are some great short stories by local authors that you can binge quickly. Source: These Foolish Things by Yeo Wei Wei Source: In the collection’s titular story, a woman returns home from Phuket to find that […]

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Novels that Started as NaNoWriMo Entries

November is the time for NaNoWriMo! The National Novel Writing Month is a challenge that encourages writers to finish a novel of 50,000 words. And yes, we have it here in Singapore too! If you’re an aspiring author who is on the fence about taking up the challenge, perhaps these published entries will inspire you. […]

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J. M. Sali: Singapore’s Tamil Literature Gem

With a SEA Write Award, Cultural Medallion, several literary awards, 57 books, over 400 short stories and 80 plays to his name, J. M. Sali is a well-known writer in the Tamil literary scene. Source: Born in Madras, India in 1939 to a betel leaf seller and his housewife, Sali was invited to Singapore […]

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