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Judith Huang was born and grew up in Singapore, did her A.B. in English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University, and has since lived in Singapore, Australia, the United States and China. She has always loved writing and her first novel, Sofia & The Utopia Machine,  was a finalist for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize 2017 and the Singapore Book Award 2019. She is also a poet, and is working on her debut collection of poetry. She is a translator of literary fiction and poetry. She enjoys knitting, singing to bunnies and painting and has been known to send postcards with her art on it to random people in other countries.



  • Vermont College of Fine Arts, International MFA in Creative Writing and Translation (currently attending)
  • Harvard College, A.B. cum laude in English and American Literature and Language, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    Loke Cheng Kim Foundation Scholarship (Singapore);
    Harvard College Scholar 2005/06
  • Hwa Chong Junior College, Humanities Scholarship Program, Singapore.
  • Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary), Singapore

Awards, Grants & Fellowships

  • Singapore Book Award Shortlist (Singapore ) 2019
  • Epigram Books Fiction Prize Shortlist (Singapore) 2017
  • Asian Cha “Encountering Poetry” Contest Top 20 Long List (Hong Kong) 2012
  • LeBaron Russell Briggs Traveling Prize (USA) 2010
  • Sydney M. Williams Grant for the Visual Arts (USA) 2008
  • Alexander Booth Foundation Traveling Fellowship (USA) 2008
  • Signet Society of Arts and Letters (USA) 2007
  • Alice Mary Longfellow Fellowship (USA) 2006
  • Harvard College Research Project Grant (USA) 2005
  • F. Stanton Deland, Jr Endowment for Undergraduate Research Grant (USA) 2005/6
  • Foyle Young Poet of the Year (UK) 2004
  • Foyle Young Poet of the Year (UK) 2003
  • Simon Elvin Young Poet of the Year (UK) 2001
  • National Arts Council-Rotary Club Arts Grant (Singapore) 2005
  • Creative Arts Program Mentorship (Singapore) 2000, 2003
  • Singapore Youth Festival Silver Medal for original play, 2002

Selected Publications – Creative/Journalistic

  • Prairie Schooner
  • Asian Cha
  • Asia Literary Review
  • Asymptote
  • Spittoon Literary Magazine
  • Quarterly Literary Review Singapore
  • China Daily
  • Lianhe Zaobao
  • Loreli
  • The Harvard Advocate
  • The Harvard Ichthus
  • VOX
  • Stylus Poetry Journal
  • Softblow Poetry Journal
  • Asymptote Journal
  • South China Morning Post

Selected Anthologies

  • In Transit. Mathpaperpress. Singapore. 2016
  • Body Boundaries. The Literary Centre. Singapore. 2014
  • Ayam Curtain. Mathpaperpress. Singapore. 2012
  • Bringing it to Life. Pocket Poetry 2012. What if group, UK. 2012
  • Journeys. Sampad, Birmingham, UK. 2010
  • Creative Arts Program Alumni Anthology. Singapore. 2009.
  • Foyle Young Poets of the Year: 10th Anniversary Anthology. Ed. Andrew Bailey, George Ttoouli. The Poetry Society, London, UK. 2007.
  • from This tree. CAP Alumni Publication, Singapore. 2005.
  • but, ed. Cyril Wong. Singapore. 2005.

Selected Publications – Academic

  • Yeng Pway Ngon Poems: Personal Notes, Self-Exile, Resurgence, Other Thoughts. co-translated with Goh Beng Choo. 2012.
  • Judith Huang. 2009. A Little Bit of Immortality: The Mysterious Redemption of Karamazov. The Harvard Ichthus 5.2 – Winter 2009.
  • Total Vision: Remedios Varo as Woman Artist and Heir to Surrealism, Expose 2005-6, pp. 64-71.
  • Choy Keen Meng, Judith Huang, 2004, Economic Forecasting in Singapore, HSSRP 2003-2004, pp. 8-18.

Readings & Exhibitions

  • Spoke & Bird Reading Series (Singapore) 2018.
  • Destination: INK Reading Series. (Singapore) 2017.
  • Spittoon Fiction Reading Series. (Beijing) 2015-2016.
  • Spittoon Poetry Reading Series Featured Poet. (Beijing) 2014-2016.
  • Etiquette + AWARE: Sugar & Spice Reading, The Pigeonhole (Singapore). 2012
  • City of Stirling Art Exhibition (Australia). 2010
  • Passion People: New Radio 93.8 Radio Interview (Singapore). 2005
  • Tuesday Magazine Arts First “Art in Progress” Exhibition (Boston). 2005/6
  • Harvard Advocate Reading Series (Boston)
  • Subtext Literary Reading at The Book Café (Singapore). 2004
  • National University of Singapore Centre for the Arts: Dome Literary Reading (Singapore). 2004
  • Foyle Young Poets Alumni Reading, Cambridge University (UK). 2005
  • Gamut Reading Series (Cambridge, Massachusetts).

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