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A ‘Bite’ of SingLit

Get a taste of SingLit titles through bite-sized samples! These exclusive mini-books make the perfect companion for your tea break. Savour zesty coming-of-age tales, bittersweet romance novels, spicy horror stories and more.

Date & Time
From 6 March, while stocks last

Venue
Various café outlets

Available Titles

The Ghost Who Pinched Me

The Ghost Who Pinched Me

During the Japanese occupation of Singapore, Bee Ling’s sister, Ying, is killed in an air raid. When her sister returns unexpectedly, Bee Ling sees that love survives even loss. Written with unflinching clarity through the eyes of a child, this is an intimate portrait of love, family and resilience.

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Author: Mabel Gan

About the Author:
Mabel Gan is a writer, director, and producer whose work explores the stories of young people. She is the founder of Singapore International Children’s Film Festival and continues to produce the annual event. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Motion Picture Arts from Florida State University and has helmed numerous internationally renowned television shows.

Indelible City

Indelible City

There are indelible marks that layer our city, that make up who we are. Comprising lyrical observations of the nation’s ever-changing landscape, Indelible City is an evocative portrait of Singapore and an intimate sojourn with the author as she explores issues of home, identity and place.

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Author: Chew Yi Wei

About the Author:
Yi Wei teaches English language and literature at SIM International Academy. She has been published in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, POSKOD.SG, Transnational Literature and Eastlit. She completed her PhD in at the Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore in 2015.

Rage

Rage

In a school for gifted but troubled teens, something strange is happening. Everyone has changed, except Jordan and her best friend James. He, too, is unaffected... sometimes. Jordan starts to investigate and untangles a sinister conspiracy behind the web of lies the school has been spinning.

Publisher: Bubbly Books
Author: Elodie Kyra

About the Author:
Elodie is Singapore's youngest national bestselling author. Rage is her debut novel that was launched in 2018 and quickly shot to the Straits Times Bestselling list. The second book in the trilogy, Resist, was launched in 2019 and stayed on the Straits Times Bestselling list for three months. The last book, Retaliate, will be launched at the end of 2020.

The Sound of Sch

The Sound of SCH

The Sound of SCH is the true story of a journey with mental illness, beautifully told by Danielle Lim from a time when she grew up witnessing her uncle's untold struggle with a crippling mental and social disease, and her mother's difficult role as caregiver.

Publisher: Ethos Books
Author: Danielle Lim

About the Author:
Danielle Lim graduated from The University of Oxford. Her professional experience includes 12 years in the tertiary/global education sector, and six years in the financial sector. The Sound of SCH is her first published work. It won the Singapore Literature Prize, and has been translated and published in Taiwan.

Others' Is Not A Race

Others' Is Not A Race

What is a Eurasian? Are Eurasians Singaporean? What does it mean to be a Eurasian living in Singapore? 'Others' Is Not A Race is a tapestry that weaves together the multiple genres of narrative fiction, creative non-fiction, literary food writing and family memoir.

Publisher: Math Paper Press
Author: Melissa De Silva

About the Author:
Melissa De Silva is Singapore’s Education Ambassador for global online platform Write the World (writetheworld.com), a non-profit that promotes creative writing among young writers aged 13 to 18 years. The former journalist currently works as a freelance editor. She is also working on a historical novel set in Singapore.

The Non-Existent Lover and Other Stories

The Non-Existent Lover and Other Stories

This book features a selection of short stories written between the 1960s and 2000. In these stories, the writer expresses his concern for society through people and events happening in ordinary life that are full of dark humor and surrealism.

Publisher: City Book Room
Author: Yeng Pway Ngon

About the Author:
Yeng Pway Ngon is a Singaporean poet, novelist and critic in the Chinese literary scene in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. A prolific writer, Yeng’s works have been translated into English, Malay and Italian.

Sugarbread

Sugarbread

Pin shouldn’t be like her mother, but nobody told her why. Even as she fights racism in school, Pin finds clues in her Ma’s cooking. Then, her grandmother moves in, bringing a portrait of a Sikh guru and new house rules. Secrets soon reveal themselves—but can Pin handle the truth?

Publisher: Epigram Books
Author: Balli Kaur Jaswal

About the Author:
Balli Kaur Jaswal was born in Singapore and studied creative writing in the United States, receiving various writing fellowships. Her bestselling novel Sugarbread was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize in 2018, and her novels Erotic Stories for Pubjabi Widows and The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters were international bestsellers, too.

The Tower

The Tower

A successful architect climbs his own designed tower to reflects upon his life and spiritual journey. As he struggles to the top, memories of a dark past plague him, and he soon fumbles from fact to fiction, as fables and elliptical digressions mirror his own increasingly fractured sanity.

Publisher: Epigram Books
Author: Isa Kamari (Translated from Malay by Alfian Sa’at)

About the Author:
Isa Kamari has written novels in Malay, many of which have been translated into English. He has published collections of poems, short stories and plays. He also wrote drama serials and documentaries for television. His awards include the Cultural Medallion, S.E.A. Write Award, and the Anugerah Tun Seri Lanang.

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