National Reading Movement

Category Archive: Interviews

The Best Poetry Knows No Age Limit – Anne Lee Tzu Pheng

Do you remember the National Day song, My People, My Home? Well, meet the Singapore female poet behind the lyrics to that song: Anne Lee Tzu Pheng. On top of writing one of the most iconic National Day songs, she has also written five volumes of poems, three of which won the National Book Development […]

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Verena Tay’s Passion for Storytelling

Actor, director, author and educator Verena Tay has accomplished quite a feat with a multi-faceted array of work. Her works comprise of Spaces: People/Places, Spectre: Stories from Dark to Light, and In the Company of Women: Selected Plays and many more. We were lucky to speak with her about her passion for writing, theatre, and […]

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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: https://gph.is/2nYlm10 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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