Published: Mr Tay in QLRS

Hey guys!

My short story, Mr Tay, in now up on the latest issue of QLRS. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I had fun writing it! =) You can view the story here: http://www.qlrs.com/story.asp?id=1376

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Lost & Found – Love in Transit

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Hi all!

Just a quick update! My short story, Off Duty, has been adapted into a short film and is now screening on StarHub Go! It’s quite an incredible experience to see my words being translated into visuals, so thank you, Aik Heng, from Threesixzero Productions, for approaching me to do the adaptation. Also, thank you Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, for taking a chance on the story and publishing it in your journal, which was where Aik Heng had discovered it, as well as Jason Erik Lundberg from Epigram Books, who had anthologized Off Duty in their collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume II. I’m heartened to see my little story reaching out to these people, and I hope you enjoy reading and watching it too.

You may read the original story, which differs from the adaptation, on QLRS: http://www.qlrs.com/story.asp?id=1129

You can watch Lost & Found (under the series Love in Transit – Episode 2) on StarHub Go: https://www.starhubgo.com/tvShow…

2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Shortlist

The news is out! I’m very excited and humbled to be on the #CWPrize shortlist! When they first notified me of the news, I almost couldn’t believe it. This year was particularly competitive with almost 6,000 entries from the Commonwealth. Even though I hope to win, to even be shortlisted is already very gratifying. You can read more about the competition and view an excerpt of my short story here.

The Gods Will Hear Us Eventually (Ethos Books, forthcoming 2018)

It’s happening!

I’m incredibly thrilled to announce that my novel, The Gods Will Hear Us Eventually, has been picked up by Ethos Books and will be forthcoming in 2018! Had a great discussion with the editor last month and am happy that we are on the same page (pun unintended lol) on so many things. Can’t wait to start the process!

If you’d like to know more about Ethos Books, you can visit their website here.

Published! The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories Volume 2

I’m excited to announce that my short story “Off Duty” will be included in The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories Volume 2. The book will be launched at the 2015 Singapore Writers Festival in November, and I wish I could attend the reading and events, but, alas, I will be in Los Angeles. Nevertheless, I will be sending lots of positive energy and well wishes to the writers there, and for those interested, don’t forget to grab a copy when the book is out!

For more information on the writers festival, you can visit their official page here. The line up of events and visiting authors looks good so be sure to check it out!