Singathology: 50 New Works by Celebrated Singaporean Writers

October 29, 2015

Edited by Gwee Li Sui, with Tan Chee Lay, Sa’eda Bte Buang, and Azhagiya Pandiyan

Translated by Jeremy Tiang, Harry Aveling, and A. Palaniappan

Published by Marshall Cavendish Editions and the National Arts Council of Singapore, 2015

Runner-Up for the Singapore Book Awards Book of the Year 2016
Recommended title by PM Lee Hsien Loong for World Book Day 2019

“Introduction: The Age of a Number”
“English-Language Editor’s Introduction: Literature in English”

Singathology slipcase

Book Overview:

The first of its kind, this two-volume anthology comprises fifty specially-commissioned new works from past recipients of the prestigious Cultural Medallion or Young Artist Award. Commemorating the nation’s Golden Jubilee, Singathology: 50 New Works by Celebrated Singaporean Writers celebrates the rich polyphony of Singapore’s creative voices.

Traversing genres and generations, readers will encounter poetry, prose, comics, and plays. Pieces written in Chinese, Malay, and Tamil are accompanied by English translations, which ensure that important literary voices are heard in English for the first time.

Edited by Gwee Li Sui, Singathology is a significant milestone in Singaporean literature.

For more on this book, click here.

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