Jeremy Tiang Wins Singapore Literature Prize In English Fiction Category

Full-time writer Jeremy Tiang has won the Singapore Literature Prize in the English fiction category for State Of Emergency (2017).

Tiang’s debut novel, which took him seven years to write, concerns itself with the leftist movements and political detentions in Singapore and Malaysia from the 1940s to the present day.

Other contenders in the category were The Gatekeeper by Nuraliah Norasid, Sugarbread by Balli Kaur Jaswal, Death Of A Perm Sec by Wong Souk Yee and Jennani Durai’s short story collection, Regrettable Things That Happened Yesterday. Read More via StraitsTimes.

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