- About the Author
A collection of short stories in two groups. “First” relates closely to the Singapore of the 1990s when an old way of life loses its grip in a fast-changing society. “My Grandfather Tim” – a sequel to “My Cousin Tim” the author’s earlier story which has captured public imagination, unravels the accepted truths of a family’s history. In “Grandmother: A Horror Story”, a man exorcises the domineering spirit of his grandmother. Two women in opposite continents confront who they are expected to be in “A Sisters’ Correspondence”.
Simon Tay won the Singapore Literature Prize in 2010.
Simon Tay Seong Chee is a Singaporean legal academic and former Nominated Member of Parliament. Apart from his academic and political interests Tay is a poet and author. His 2009 non-fiction book Asia Alone: The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide from America was reviewed by The Economist and The Financial Times. His novel City of Small Blessings won the 2010 Singapore Literature Prize. His collection of short stories, Stand Alone, was awarded the Highly Commended prize from the National Book Development Council of Singapore Awards.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 272
Year Published: 2016