Posts Tagged ‘Literature’

Gweek Goes “On the Record”!

July 29, 2017

Gwee Li Sui spoke with Bharati Jagdish in her radio interview programme “On the Record” on 938Live on 28 July 2017. The interview focused on reading, literature, censorship, Singlish, and religion. The transcript can be found here: Don’t Blame Art, It’s People who Politicise it: Writer Gwee Li Sui Goes On the Record

Click here to listen: On the Record – Writer, Gwee Li Sui

US Refugee Ban Haiku

January 29, 2017

This haiku first appeared on Facebook.

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Gweek’s Sing Lit 101 on 938Live!

January 20, 2017

Gwee Li Sui was interviewed about Season 4 of Sing Lit 101: How to Read a Singaporean Poem by Michelle Martin, host of Talking Books, on 938Live. The programme was aired on 20 January 2017.

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Gweek’s Written Country on 938Live Again!

May 24, 2016

Gwee Li Sui was interviewed about Written Country: The History of Singapore through Literature a second time by Michelle Martin, host of The Culture Cafe, on 938Live. The programme was aired on 24 May 2016.

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Written Country: The History of Singapore through Literature

April 15, 2016

Edited by Gwee Li Sui

Published by Landmark Books, 2016

Contributed:
“Introduction: As It Is, Literarily”
“17 December 1994, or The Taking of the Grail”

Written Country

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Gweek’s Written Country on 938Live!

April 14, 2016

Gwee Li Sui was interviewed about Written Country: The History of Singapore through Literature by Michelle Martin, host of The Culture Cafe, on 938Live. The programme was aired on 14 April 2016.

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Gweek Talks Singathology!

November 5, 2015

This is the transcript of my speech made on behalf of all who worked on Singathology at the launch of this 2-volume work in the City Hall Chamber of the National Gallery Singapore on 5 November 2015.

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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

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

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Thoughts from a Four-Sided Literature

February 14, 2015


This essay appears in the booklet Singapore: Diverse Cultures, Distinct Literature, produced by the National Book Development Council of Singapore for the New Delhi World Book Fair 2015. Singapore is the Guest of Honour Country at the fair held between 14 and 22 February 2015.

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ACS at Rugby Match Haiku

August 27, 2014

This haiku first appeared on Facebook.

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Gweek’s Unread Keynote Speech

July 21, 2014

The following keynote speech “Adventures in Literature” was to have been read at the National School Literature Festival on 12 July 2014. But, a day before, I agreed with a group of writers to withdraw from events linked to the National Library Board in protest of its decision to pulp two children’s books featuring alternative families. The NLB was a sponsor of the Festival and had invited me to give this keynote speech. The books have since been restored to the shelves of the library. This speech is also available at Scribd.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Through a Glass Darkly

April 30, 2014

YSH - VP

This review of Yong Shu Hoong’s The Viewing Party appeared in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Volume 13.2 (2014).

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Gweek Says Just Write!

February 22, 2014

The following keynote speech “Writing Matters: Why Now is The Best Time to Begin Writing” was read at the All In! Young Writers Media Festival 2014 held The Arts House, Singapore on 22 February 2014. It is also available at Scribd.com.

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Understanding Edwin Thumboo

January 23, 2014

This article was published in Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature, Volume 7.2 (2013) and republished in Poetry.sg.

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Gweek on the News!

November 4, 2013

Gwee Li Sui was interviewed with Kenneth Phuan, Director of The Arts House, by Chan Eu Imm, host of Singapore Connect@6, on 4 November 2013. This segment in the live Channel News Asia programme focused on the place of literature in Singapore today.

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Gweek Gets Questioned!

August 1, 2013

Poet-journalist Yeow Kai Chai posed me 17 bizarre questions for the Proust Questionnaire series in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Volume 12.3 (2013). If you care, read the full interview here!

Edwin Thumboo: Time-Travelling – A Selected Annotated Bibliography

September 29, 2012

Edited by Gwee Li Sui and Michelle Heng

Published by National Library Board of Singapore, 2012

Contributed:
“Reading Edwin Thumboo”
“Biography of Edwin Thumboo”
“Life and Times: Edwin Thumboo with Gwee Li Sui”
“Bibiliography: ‘You Will Be Here, Expanding, When We Have Gone…'”

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Gweek Goes Round!

March 3, 2012

The following is the text for “Putting a Nation’s Pen to Paper: In the Beginning, And So on, To Be Continued…”, the closing talk of the Words Go Round Literary Open House held at Goodman Arts Centre on 3 March 2012. It is also available at Scribd.com and has been reproduced at New Asia Republic.

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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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The Shape-Shifting Literature of Singapore

September 1, 2011

This essay was published in Writing the City on September 2011.

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