I was commissioned by the Straits Times and Singapore’s National Arts Council to write a poem, “On the other side” about the pandemic and what’s been going on. My piece came out today here It Read more…
Judith Huang is a Singaporean poet, writer, editor, illustrator and translator. Her first novel, Sofia & The Utopia Machine, was shortlisted for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize 2017 and the Singapore Book Award 2019 and is available now here and on Amazon as an ebook. Named a Foyle Young Poet of the Year in 2001, 2003 and 2004, her writing has been published in journals including Prairie Schooner, Asia Literary Review, QLRS, Cha, Loreli, Ceriph, LONTAR, Spittoon, Stylus, Clockwise Cat, Asymptote and the Harvard Advocate, as well as in anthologies like In Transit, Journeys, Singpowrimo 2014, Ayam Curtain and Body Boundaries. She holds an A.B. from Harvard University.
“What she allows to bloom in these pages is that sense of wonder so lacking in our prosaic, pragmatic lives. It is something worth holding on to, as we ponder how best we can, through our choices, make space for others in our society.” – Olivia Ho, The Straits Times
“An impeccable local fable of authoritarian unimaginativeness….If indeed the beginning was the Word, the prime mover of this novel is a skillful wordsmith. Here, the prose bounds as its fauna bounds; it is fleet as its winged creatures; it is rich and deep and confident and aspirational. Huang’s writing at its most inspired, as we have here, is magisterial.” – Mackerel
“A bold and fantastical work that posits a new cosmology within which a science-fiction vision of Singapore is rendered in dystopian terms, even as its characters strive ironically for an idealised future” – Cyril Wong
Available now from Epigram Books and most good bookstores in Singapore
And as an Audiobook from Storytel narrated by Bianca Kimble