National Reading Movement

Category Archive: Interviews

The Case of Dave Chua

He is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley, a recipient of the Singapore Literature Prize commendation award, and an award-winning scriptwriter. Source: He is none other than Dave Chua, the beloved author of Gone Case, a gritty coming-of-age novel set in our heartlands. Wondering who his literary hero is? Or what strange […]

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Secret Collections: Why I love John Grisham

In Secret Collections, we talk to everyday Singaporeans with a slight obsession for books 😉.  Today, we will be interviewing Cherie, your local John Grisham fan. Check out her collection!  1. Hi Cherie, tell us a little about yourself. I’m a 33-year-old marketing professional who loves intellectual conversations (and arguments), reading, Netflix marathons and drinking […]

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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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On Books and Noir with Paul French

New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award winner Paul French recently graced us with his presence, speaking at the Singapore Writers Festival on the changes China has gone through and its impact on the world, along with the challenges and attractions of researching the history of Shanghai and Singapore. In case you missed the […]

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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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