National Reading Movement

Category Archive: SingLit

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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Recommendations from Ovidia Yu and More

Meet one of Singapore’s most acclaimed writers, Ovidia Yu. This award-winning writer and playwright has more to offer on top of her immensely entertaining plays and sleuth novels. Get to know Singapore’s one and only Ovidia Yu and better yet, receive a couple of book recommendations from her. Source:   1) What would be the […]

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Imran Hashim: The Brain Behind the Thong

It’s been said that behind every successful man there is a woman, but behind the successful chick-lit novel, Annabelle Thong, is a man named Imran Hashim. Imran travelled to France to pursue his postgraduate studies, and the novel came about when his friends were tickled by his hilarious email updates on his life in Paris. […]

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3 Must-Reads by Isa Kamari

He’s written over nine Malay novels, two poetry collections, a story collection, an essay collection, a collection of plays and lyrics for two separate albums. His works have won him several accolades including the S.E.A Write Award in 2006, the Cultural Medallion in 2007, and the Anugerah Tun Seri Lanang (Singapore’s highest Malay Literary Award) […]

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Have You Read ‘This Is What Inequality Looks Like’?

Source: Copies of Teo You Yenn’s This Is What Inequality Looks Like have been flying off the shelves of local bookstores and our libraries. Some of us are even lagging behind in the reservation queue! In this book, Dr Teo draws on data from three years worth of interviews and research from visiting HDB […]

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