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Elongated Shadows: 32 Passages By Writers from Singapore and Beyond on Their Reasons for Writing

Publisher: Quek See Ling
  • Description
  • About the Editor & Illustrator
  • Why do authors write? Especially in this age and environment, when one could hardly profit from it. 32 writers from Singapore and beyond shared with us a piece of themselves and the reasons they write. They are Chia Kwek Fah, Low Pooi Fong, Ng Wai Choy, Gouk Sok Eng, He Hua, Liang Wern Fook, Chua Poh Leng, Charmaine Leung, He Er, Li Qingsong, Lin Youyi, Yap Huan Lin, Kiew Li Lian, Li Meiyin, Neo Hai Bin, Daryl Li, Ah Xiu, Sui Ting, Teo Jia Jia, Lin Yi-jun, Lu Fan, Xiang Yang, Yang Xiaobin, Hung Hung, Mao Jian, Chen Chia-Jiun, Maniniwei, Wei-Yun Lin-Górecka, Lim Suat Hong, Wong Lih Lih, Kwan Wei Shen, Niu Xiaoliu. Despite our constant struggle, the world may very well turn out different from what we want it to be. Fortunately, we could find respite in writing. We could create a utopia with words, where we live poetically in the company of our elongated shadows.

  • Quek See Ling is a poet, writer, independent publisher, editor,and instructor of creative writing. After graduating from Foon Yew High School in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, she obtained Bachelor of Arts (minor in Translation) and Master of Arts degrees in Chinese from Nanyang Technological University. She obtained Certificate of Chinese Painting with Grade A (Distinction) of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. She had been working as an academic editor and tutor of Division of Chinese in Nanyang Technological University. She was invited as one of the five International Poets in 2019 Taipei Poetry Festival; speaker of National Chinese Literature Camp for Secondary School Students in Malaysia; instructor of Chinese creative writing in secondary schools in Singapore. She has self-published 7 poetry collections and a Chinese painting collection. She is an executive editor of books in several subject areas spanning history, literature, biography, and children’s books.

ISBN: 9789811481413
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 280
Year Published: 2021
Size: 235mm x 170mm
Language: English and Chinese