Archive for the 'Books' Category

Gweek Discusses 1984 on Air!

April 3, 2018

Gwee Li Sui was on Read with Michelle Martin on Money FM 89.3 to discuss George Orwell’s 1984 on 3 April 2018. This was in anticipation of his book club session and lecture on the novel for the Singapore International Festival of Arts.

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Valentine’s Day Haiku

February 15, 2018

Insta-haikuku #47

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Haiku for Pearl Bank Apartments

February 15, 2018

Insta-haikuku #46

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How to Fall in Love with Rex Shelley’s The Shrimp People

February 9, 2018

The following video records my public lecture on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, given on 26 January 2018. This lecture is part of the National Library Singapore’s How to Fall in Love with Classics series.

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How to Fall in Love with George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four

February 2, 2018

The following video records my public lecture on George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, given on 2 February 2018. This lecture is part of the National Library Singapore’s How to Fall in Love with Classics series.

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How to Fall in Love with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

January 26, 2018

The following video records my public lecture on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, given on 26 January 2018. This lecture is part of the National Library Singapore’s How to Fall in Love with Classics series.

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Thunderstorm Haiku

January 24, 2018

Insta-haikuku #31

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How to Fall in Love with Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

January 19, 2018

The following video records my public lecture on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, given on 19 January 2018. This lecture is part of the National Library Singapore’s How to Fall in Love with Classics series.

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Gweek Talks Singlish on BFM89.9!

November 27, 2017

BFF89.9 – The Business Station interviewed me on 27 November 2017 about my thoughts on Singlish classes taught at The British Council.

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Tan Guan Heng’s My Love is Blind

November 7, 2017

My Love is Blind

Tan Guan Heng’s groundbreaking novel My Love is Blind first appeared in 1995. Its twenty-second anniversary edition published by Asiapac Books in 2017 has a new foreword by Tommy Koh and the following afterword by me.

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The Humanity of Anne Lee Tzu Pheng

November 3, 2017

This foreword appears in the Artist in Words exhibition booklet celebrating the life and work of Singaporean poet Anne Lee Tzu Pheng. The exhibition, held at The Arts House between 3 and 12 November 2017, was part of the Literary Pioneers segment of the Singapore Writers Festival. The entire exhibition booklet can be downloaded here.

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Spiaking Singlish: A Companion to How Singaporeans Communicate

October 6, 2017

Written and drawn by Gwee Li Sui

Published by Marshall-Cavendish Editions, 2018

Spiaking Singlish

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Death Wish

October 6, 2017

Written by Gwee Li Sui

Published by Landmark Books, 2017

Death Wish

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Myth of the Stone Gets Sung!

October 3, 2017

Iris Koh writes and sings “Oracle of the Stone”, the text for which is taken from Gwee Li Sui’s Myth of the Stone. The video is created by C. Axworthy.

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Gweek Gets Pimped!

August 27, 2017

I was interviewed for my thoughts on love and poetry on the dating and relationships website Krozz. You can read the full interview here!

Lost Hour / Sejam Yang Hilang

August 13, 2017

This poem was published in One Thousand and One Nights in 2014. It was featured on BooksActually’s Tumblr pageThe Malay translation is made by Alfian Sa’at and appears here with his permission.

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Arts Funding Haiku

August 2, 2017

This haiku first appeared on Facebook.

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SAF Day Haiku

June 30, 2017

This haiku first appeared on Facebook.

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Lent Haiku

March 5, 2017

This haiku first appeared on Facebook.

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Haikuku

February 15, 2017

Written by Gwee Li Sui

Published by Landmark Books, 2017

haikuku

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