Containing the best short fiction published by Singaporean writers in 2017 and 2018, the entries in The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Four was selected by guest editor Pooja Nansi from hundreds published in journals, magazines, anthologies and single-author collections.
Accompanying the stories are the editor’s preface and an extensive list of honourable mentions for further reading.
Praise for Best New Singaporean Short Stories Volume Four
"The stories range from intimate family portraits to speculative science fiction, but every piece speaks to universal experiences of love, loss, desire, and disappointment ... If you've either never read Singaporean literature, this would be a good place to start. If Crazy Rich Asians was the last thing you read by a local author, even better."
About the Editors
Pooja Nansi (guest editor) is the author of two collections of poetry, Stiletto Scars (2007) and Love Is An Empty Barstool (2013). Her key performance work includes her one-woman show You Are Here (2015), which explores issues of migration through personal family histories. She also wrote and performed Thick Beats for Good Girls with Checkpoint Theatre, which opened in April 2018 and explored the intersections between feminism, identity and Hip Hop. Her work has been described as “unflinching, lyrical and quietly honest”. She was a recipient of the Young Artist Award in 2016, and co-founder of Other Tongues, a literary festival of minority voices that ran its first edition in 2018. She teaches creative writing at Nanyang Technological University and is the current festival director of the Singapore Writers Festival.
Jason Erik Lundberg (series editor) is the fiction editor at Epigram Books. He was born in New York, grew up in North Carolina, and has lived in Singapore since 2007. He is the author and anthologist of over twenty books, including Diary of One Who Disappeared: A Novella (2019), Most Excellent and Lamentable: Selected Stories (2019), and the Bo Bo and Cha Cha picture book series (2012–2015); he is also the founding editor of LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction (2012–2018), editor of Fish Eats Lion (2012), and co-editor of A Field Guide to Surreal Botany (2008) and Scattered, Covered, Smothered (2004).
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