Posts Tagged ‘Literature’

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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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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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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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 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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