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Synopsis: The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Two gathers twenty-four of the finest stories from Singaporean writers published in 2013 and 2014, selected from hundreds published in journals, magazines, anthologies and single-author collections. These pieces examine life in Singapore, as well as beyond its borders to Toronto, California, Shanghai, Andhra Pradesh, Pyongchon and Paris, as well as to the distant past and the far future. Accompanying the stories are the editor’s introduction and an extensive list of honourable mentions for further reading. 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 About the Editor: Jason Erik Lundberg, series editor, was born in Brooklyn, New York, and has lived in Singapore since 2007. He is the author of a dozen books, including the new collection Strange Mammals; 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). ISBN: 9789814615921 Format: Paperback Size: 225mm x 152mm Pages: 368pp Published: October 2015


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