The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Five
- About the Editors
The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Five gathers the finest Singaporean stories published in 2019 and 2020, selected by guest editor Balli Kaur Jaswal from hundreds published in journals, magazines, anthologies and single-author collections.
Balli Kaur Jaswal (guest editor) is the recipient of the 2014 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist Award for Inheritance, which inspired a film adaptation directed by K. Rajagopal, called Lizard on the Wall. Her second novel, Sugarbread, was shortlisted for the 2015 Epigram Books Fiction Prize and the 2018 Singapore Literature Prize, while her third book, Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, was a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick in 2018. Born in Singapore and raised in Japan, Russia and the Philippines, she studied creative writing in the United States, and has received writing fellowships from the University of East Anglia and Nanyang Technological University. Her most recent novel, The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters, was released in 2019.
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 twenty-five books, including A Fickle and Restless Weapon (2020), Most Excellent and Lamentable (2019), Diary of One Who Disappeared (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).
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 232
Year Published: 2021
Size: 225mm x 153mm