Posts Tagged ‘Fiction’

How to Fall in Love with Katherine Mansfield’s “The Garden Party”

February 28, 2019

The following video records my public lecture on Katherine Mansfield’s “The Garden Party” given on 28 February 2019. 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 Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Final Problem”

January 24, 2019

The following video records my public lecture on Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Final Problem” given on 24 January 2019. This lecture is part of the National Library Singapore’s How to Fall in Love with Classics series.

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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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Antologi Cerpen Indonesia-Malaysia-Singapura / Anthology of Short Stories from Indonesia-Malaysia-Singapore

October 29, 2015

Compiled by Toeti Heraty Roosseno, Mohamad Saleeh Rahamad, and Gwee Li Sui

Published by Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia, the Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books, and the National Arts Council of Singapore, 2015

Contributed:
“Editor’s Introduction: Humans of Singapore”

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10 More Things You Probably Didn’t Know about “Myth of the Stone”

October 28, 2013

To celebrate the 20th anniversary return of Gwee Li Sui’s Myth of the StoneGweek Culture presents 10 more fun facts you probably didn’t know about this historic graphic novel. The new edition will get a Singapore Writers Festival launch on 2 November 2013 at 2.30pm.

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about “Myth of the Stone”

October 19, 2013

Gweek Culture celebrates the 20th anniversary return of Gwee Li Sui’s forgotten classic, Myth of the Stone! Here are 10 fun facts you probably didn’t know about this quirky graphic novel from Singapore. Not knowing the book in the first place doesn’t count as one… The new edition was launched officially at Kinokuniya Bookshop (Ngee Ann City) on 26 October 2013 at 4pm.

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Myth of the Stone: 20th Anniversary Edition

October 18, 2013

Written and drawn by Gwee Li Sui

Published by Epigram Books, 2013

One of 85 landmark books named by the National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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Grandfather’s Aquaria

October 31, 2012

This excerpt is from my story first published in Balik Kampung: Stories of Connection/Disconnection with Different Parts of Singapore, ed. Verena Tay (Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2012).

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Balik Kampung: Stories of Connection/Disconnection with Different Parts of Singapore

October 31, 2012

Edited by Verena Tay

Published by Math Paper Press, 2012

Contributed:
“Grandfather’s Aquaria”

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Gweek Tells Tales a Year Later!

September 8, 2011

The following keynote speech “What is a Story?” was read at the Telltale Symposium held at the St Joseph’s Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus on 8 September 2011. The event saw the launch of Dennis Yeo’s study companion to Telltale: Eleven Stories (2010). This speech is also available at Scribd.com.

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Learning to Adapt

July 2, 2011

This review of Dave Chua and Koh Hong Teng’s Gone Case appeared in S/PORES, Volume 9 (2011).

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Gweek Speaks Free in Singapore!

March 26, 2011

The following text was read during the Singapore launch of Man/Born/Free: Writings on the Human Spirit from Singapore (2011), as part of The Arts House’s 7th anniversay celebrations, Writing Out Worlds, on 26 March 2011. It is also available at Scribd.com. For the launch speech delivered in Cape Town, go here.

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Gweek Speaks Free in Cape Town!

March 18, 2011

The following text was read during the South Africa launch of Man/Born/Free: Writings on the Human Spirit from Singapore (2011), as part of Spotlight Singapore at Cape Town, at the Alphen Hotel in Constantia, Cape Town, on 18 March 2011. It is also available at Scribd.com. For the launch speech delivered in Singapore, go here.

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Man/Born/Free: Writings on the Human Spirit from Singapore

March 18, 2011

Edited by Gwee Li Sui

Published by Ethos Books, 2011

Contributed:
“The Call of South Africa in Singapore”
“The Blinding Truth”

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Stories and Their Secrets

July 30, 2010

The following is an excerpt from the Introduction of Telltale: Eleven Stories, ed. Gwee Li Sui (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2010), pp. 5-15. It was read in a session with literature students of Yonsei University, Wonju Campus, South Korea, on 29 November 2010.

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Gweek Tells Tales!

July 30, 2010

The following text was read during the launch of Telltale: Eleven Stories (2010) at the Literature Symposium 2010 held at Nanyang Girls’ HIgh School on 30 July 2010. It is also available at Scribd.com.

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Telltale: Eleven Stories

July 30, 2010

Edited with an introduction and notes by Gwee Li Sui

Published by Ethos Books, 2010

Nominee for the Popular Readers’ Choice Awards 2011

Contributed:
“Stories and Their Secrets”

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Wena Poon Talks Bull!

July 20, 2010

Source: Salt Publishing

On 12 July 2010, writer Wena Poon launched her new novel Alex y Robert at the London Literature Festival. Just this week, she heard that the book would be serialised by London BBC Radio for its programme Books at Bedtime. Poon is a Singapore-born American author whose works include Lions in Winter (2007), The Proper Care of Foxes (2009), and The Biophilia Omnibus (2009). Winner of the 2010 Willesden Herald Prize, she has also been nominated for the Frank O’Connor Award twice and shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize and the Malaysia Readers’ Choice Awards.

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Crabwalking

June 21, 2003

grass-1This review of Günter Grass’s Crabwalk (2002) appeared in an edited form as “Six Times the Death Toll of the Titanic” in The Straits Times (21 June 2003).

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The Netherworld of Self

September 22, 2001

tan-1This review of Kelvin Tan’s Nethe(r); R (2001) appeared in an edited form as “Enter the Netherworld of Self” in The Straits Times (22 September 2001).

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