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And the Award Goes to Sally Bong!


Publisher: Epigram Books
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  • Description
  • Praise
  • About the Author
  • Co-Winner of the 2021 Epigram Books Fiction Prize

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    Sally Bong is the typical do-gooder. But her journey as an exemplary citizen of Singapore is put into question when she meets people on the margins, upending everything she has learned in school. In a follow-up to the hilarious Let’s Give It Up for Gimme Lao!, Sebastian Sim delves deeper into a nation’s psyche with more shrewd humour than ever before.

  • “An acerbic wit. Sim’s prose zips along breezily.” –The Straits Times

    “Hilarious and almost absurdist in its storytelling, And the Award Goes to Sally Bong! strings watershed events in Singapore’s short history with the life of a dauntless but heartfelt protagonist, homing in on what it means to lead our best and authentic lives.” –Cyril Wong, Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of This Side of Heaven

  • Sebastian Sim grew up in a two-room HDB flat with parents who were part of the pioneer generation of independent Singapore. Not one to shy away from the road less taken, he has tried his hand in diverse industries: bartender at Boat Quay, assistant outlet manager at McDonald’s, insurance salesman, officer in a maximum security prison, and croupier in a casino. He published three Chinese wuxia novels between 2004 and 2012. And the Award Goes to Sally Bong! is his third English-language novel; Let’s Give It Up for Gimme Lao! was shortlisted for the 2015 Epigram Books Fiction Prize, and The Riot Act won the prize in 2017.

ISBN: 9789814901901
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 320
Year Published: 2021
Size: 225mm x 152mm