- About the Author & Illustrator
From a crow and his famous pitcher to a story about a spiteful bee, Aesop’s fables have been known to instruct or affirm universal truths. For Cyril Wong, however, many of them have much to answer for, their allegorical messages leaving much to be desired in a world potentially without meaning or grand design. Animal Season takes over from where the more familiar fables left off, interrogating the originals or rewriting them, in the hope that new truths might be unearthed.
Cyril Wong is the Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of poetry collections such as Unmarked Treasure, Tilting Our Plates to Catch the Light and Satori Blues, as well as a collection of strange short fables called Let Me Tell You Something About That Night. He has served as a mentor under the Creative Arts Programme and the Mentor Access Project, as well as a judge for the Golden Point Awards in Singapore.
A past recipient of the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award for Literature, he completed his doctoral degree in English Literature at the National University of Singapore in 2012. His books include poetry collections Tilting Our Plates to Catch the Light (2007) and The Lover’s Inventory (2015), the novel The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza (2013) and short fiction collection Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me (2014).
Farizwan Fajari, professionally known as Speak Cryptic, is an artist currently working and living in Singapore. Influenced by the visual language prevalent within the cultures of punk, underground music and being a Singaporean, Malay of Beweanese descent, he utilises personal iconographies along with a cast of characters that he has been developing over the years and applies them to various visual narratives inspired by his own observation on current affairs and his immediate enviroment
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 72
Year Published: 2020
Size: 110mm x 180 mm