Friday, June 6, 2014

Starry Island: New Writing from Singapore

I've got my hands on the Mulisch book but I've barely started, I'm afraid. Might as well grab the opportunity to advertise a new publication I'm in!

Starry Island: New Writing from Singapore collects the essays, fiction, and poetry of two dozen contemporary Singaporean writers—artists whose diverse subjects and aesthetics reflect the multiplicity of ethnicities, languages, and religions that constitute Singaporean society today. The works range from meditative essays to lyric poetry to magical realist fiction. Each expresses the complex tensions and interconnections that have characterized Singapore in its transformation from a former British colony into one of the most urbanized and prosperous nations in the world.

Photographs in Starry Island are of Singapore’s ultra-modern architecture, along with archival portraits of Peranakan and Chinese families.

Contributing writers include Yu-Mei Balasingamchow, Kim Cheng Boey, Grace Chua, Dan Ying, Jeffrey Greene, Philip Jeyaretnam, Amanda Lee Koe, Jee Leong Koh, Desmond Kon, Khoo Seok Wan, Karen Kwek, Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Nicholas Liu, Jason Erik Lundberg, Christopher Mooney-Singh, Eleanor Neo, Ng Yi-Sheng, O Thiam Chin, Wena Poon, Alfian Sa’at, Toh Hsien Min, Cyril Wong, Wong Yoon Wah, and Jerrold Yam.

MANOA 26:1

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