- About the Author
Mother of All Questions is Grace Chia's third poetry collection about womanhood exploring what home means, how personal identities intersect and the meaning of life by examining domestic psychodrama, childhood innocence, gendered rebellion and the intimate dynamics of love, desire and loss. In Chia's lyrical and elegiac poetry, she makes putty of the female body's vast and richly textured landscape to mould stories of sentiment and the sensuous into callused and tender truths.
Grace Chia is the author of several books, including womango, The Cuckoo Conundrum, and Cordelia (2012), which was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2014 for poetry. Her most recent poetry collection is Mother of All Questions (2017), and her first novel is The Wanderlusters (2016). Her writing is widely anthologised, including in Anthology of English Writing in Southeast Asia, Singapore Literature in English, Mining for Meaning, Fish Eats Lion, A Luxury We Cannot Afford, From Walden To Woodlands, HOW2 (US), Blue Lyra Review (US), Stylus Poetry Journal (Australia) and translated for die horen (Germany), La Traductiere (France) and Knijzevne Novine (Serbia).
She is the editor of the prose anthology We R Family, and Junoesq Literary Journal, which she founded. The inaugural NAC-NTU Writer-in-Residence for 2011-2012, she has taught creative writing at Nanyang Technological University and DigiPen Singapore Institute of Technology.
She was the first female writer from Singapore to be invited to the Austin International Poetry Festival in the US, the Queensland Poetry Festival and the National Young Writers Festival in Australia, and was featured numerously at the Singapore Writers Festival.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 89
Year Published: 2017
Size: 125mm x 210mm