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“With Singapore Unbound we want to bring outstanding literature to a wide audience,” says Koh, “and by doing so liberalize our politics and sentiments.”
“It’s a common Singaporean anxiety … I had to fight my editor who wanted to explain everything.” – Jeremy Tiang
Nook Magazine: Literary conversations this July presented by the Singapore Literature Festival in NYC
“As the Singapore Literature Festival in New York City gears up for its opening this September, its organisers will be hosting some literary events in Singapore. These include readings and conversations with Singaporean authors based overseas, many of whom are iconic writers and poets.”–Nookmag
Voice of America: “Crowdfunding Helps Singapore Literature Put Roots in New York” by Aida Aki
“When the Singapore Literature Festival, a community-led, grassroots event, took to crowdfunding to organize a literary festival in New York last October, artists offered their creations as incentives to the generous patrons with the largest donations.
The festival is designed to build awareness of Singaporean writing among readers, editors, and publishing professionals in New York, connect Singaporean and other writers, and offer a platform for regular readings of Singaporean and American literature in New York during the rest of the year….” Read more.
Reviews of SLF readings “Rich Words Poor Words” and “The Twenty-First Century Family”:
Popspoken article dated August 8, 2014
Straits Time Life! article dated July 12, 2014