National Reading Movement

Category Archive: Interviews

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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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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Eva Wong Nava Opens Up

As an author who strongly believes in a more open and inclusive world, Eva Wong Nava has certainly opened our eyes through her book Open: A Boy’s Wayang Adventure. Source: But that’s not all this empathetic author has to offer. Buckle up and get your notebooks ready as you would not want to miss her […]

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