And not just for National Day too, because these Singaporean writers are talented enough to stay on your radar.
Singapore’s literary scene is stronger than ever, thanks to increased efforts by local art festivals and book publishers to promote local writers, poets and literary artists. There’s the annual Singapore Writer’s Festival, the Singlit Station, #BuySingLit movement, LocalBooks.sg, which focuses on Singaporean titles, and Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop, the only bookshop selling solely Singapore books, to name a few.
If you’re not in on the action yet, why not get your nose stuck in the pages of books by these homegrown authors this National Day? They are equal parts fascinating, intriguing and relatable, and are as good, if not better, than some international works. Most of all, they will make you view your current environment and life in a different light.
By Joy Fang, July 2019
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