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In This Desert, There Were Seeds


Publisher: Ethos Books
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  • About the Authors
  • Endangered tigers connecting telepathically through time-travel; a guard’s ethical dilemma at a history museum; a slaughterhouse worker’s memories of his dead wife; a monochrome town upended by a wild watermelon...

    In This Desert, There Were Seeds is an intimate collection of past and future dreams, featuring exciting new and established literary voices from Western Australia and Singapore. From our shifting sense of community and identity, to our frustrations with existing political, social and economic structures—this anthology transcends boundaries and captures the persistence of ordinary lives in deserts literal and metaphorical.

  • Jon Gresham was born in England, grew up in Australia and has lived in Singapore and Thailand for the last 19 years. Jon’s debut collection of short stories, We Rose Up Slowly, was published by Math Paper Press in 2015. Jon is also a co-founder of the Singaporean literary community, Sing Lit Station. He leads the Writing the City Creative Writing Workshops at Toa Payoh Library each month. His writing has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals including Best New Singaporean Short Stories Vol. 3 and In Transit: An Anthology from Singapore on Airports and Air Travel. He is currently working on a novel about an adopted, transnational, Eurasian in Southeast Asia.

    Elizabeth Tan was born in Perth to Singaporean parents. She completed her PhD in Creative Writing at Curtin University, where she now works as a sessional tutor. Her debut novel, Rubik, has been published in Australia (Brio, 2017), North America (The Unnamed Press, 2018), and the United Kingdom (Wundor Editions, 2018). More recently, her work has appeared in OverlandStories of PerthCatapultLenny Letter, and Best Summer Stories.

ISBN: 9789811421785
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 232
Year Published: 2019
Size: 130mm x 200mm