1. The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza
The first novel by prolific poet Cyril Wong is about how a student’s traumatic story changes a teacher’s life forever.
2. The Goddess in the Living Room
Translated from Tamil to English, Latha’s short stories address feminist issues and what it’s like to be a woman in Singapore.
3. Tender Delirium
Writer and visual artist Tania De Rozario’s first collection of poetry and short prose comprises confessional work written over a decade.
“In the past, people used to lament the dearth of Singapore literature. Today, the scene is vibrant and diverse, with publishers such as Epigram, Math Paper Press and Ethos paving the way and collectively investing in hundreds of Singapore writers.” — Haresh Sharma, playwright
4. The Law of Second Marriages
These powerful prose poems touch on themes like power, memory and the mother-daughter relationship.
5. Four Plays
Written by one of Singapore’s best-known playwrights, Chong Tze Chien, these plays explore some thorny issues facing Singapore society.
The story of a Punjabi family grappling with mental health issues, this is internationally acclaimed writer Balli Kaur Jaswal’s debut novel.