The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Three
Edited by Cyril Wong
Series Editor: Jason Erik Lundberg
The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Three gathers the finest Singaporean stories published in 2015 and 2016, selected by guest editor Cyril Wong from hundreds published in journals, magazines, anthologies and single-author collections. Accompanying the stories are the editor’s preface and an extensive list of honourable mentions for further reading.
This volume features short story contributions from Eva Aldea, Joelyn Alexandra, Jennifer Anne Champion, Andrew Cheah, Clara Chow, Noelle Q. de Jesus, Melissa De Silva, SC Gordon, Jon Gresham, Philip Holden, Amanda Lee Koe, Su Leong, Leonora Liow, Manish Melwani, Sam Ng, Nuraliah Norasid, O Thiam Chin, Jollin Tan, Verena Tay, Jason Wee, Daryl Qilin Yam, Yeo Wei Wei, Yeoh Jo-Ann, Yeow Kai Chai, Ovidia Yu, and Andrew Yuen.
About the Editors
Cyril Wong (guest editor) is the Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of a dozen collections of poetry—including Unmarked Treasure (2004), Tilting Our Plates to Catch the Light (2007), The Dictator’s Eyebrow (2013), After You (2014) and The Lover’s Inventory (2015)—as well as a novel, The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza (2013), and two short story collections, Let Me Tell You Something About That Night (2009) and Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me and Other Stories (2014). He is also the editor of Here and Beyond: 12 Stories (2014) and the co-editor of We Contain Multitudes: Twelve Years of SOFTBLOW (2016).
Jason Erik Lundberg (series editor) is the fiction editor at Epigram Books. He was born in New York, grew up in North Carolina, and has lived in Singapore since 2007. He is the author and anthologist of over twenty books, including the collections Strange Mammals (2013) and Red Dot Irreal (2011), and the Bo Bo and Cha Cha picture book series; he is also the founding editor of LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction, editor of Fish Eats Lion (2012), and co-editor of A Field Guide to Surreal Botany (2008) and Scattered, Covered, Smothered (2004).
Praise for BNSSS: Volume One
“Singapore’s fiction revival is on track! Thirty-five years after Robert Yeo’s landmark curation of the best national stories of his time, the project re-begins with a fresh slate of short fiction that rightly welcomes several new names. Jason Erik Lundberg has done an outstanding job of choosing stories you will want to return to—like rooms in the head—for years to come!”
—Gwee Li Sui, author and illustrator of Myth of the Stone
“I recommend the Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume One, which showcases the best in contemporary Singaporean writing now, with a diverse multitude of local voices that tackle their subjects with tooth and claw, flair and finesse.”
—O Thiam Chin, fiction writer, in “My Book of the Year”, Singapore Poetry
Size: 225mm x 152mm
Published: October 2017