These Brilliant Female Writers Are Putting Singapore On The Map With Success Abroad

Women writers are increasingly recognised as the dominant force in the contemporary literary landscape, and now Singapore can boast four of their own who are thriving on the global stage.


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From a grand, cosmopolitan novel on 1930s movie stars to a tragedy set in World War II Singapore, four home-grown authors picked up by major international publishers have released novels that aim to thrill their readers.

Here, we take a look at who they are, what their tomes are about and what inspired them to put pen to paper:

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Text: Olivia Ho, The Straits Times / Additional reporting: Natalya Molok