Novels

Sofia and the Utopia Machine,  Epigram Books 2018. A young girl accidentally creates a new universe in her mother’s government lab in Singapore. Can she get away from the authorities before it’s too late?

An impeccable local fable of authoritarian unimaginativeness”

– Wong Wen Pu, Mackerel

Shortlisted for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize 2017 and the Singapore Book Awards 2019

Buy the ebook here, the physical book here you are not in Singapore for the best shipping, or drop me a line for a signed copy with a little extra swag (I earn the most if you do this).

Sofia and the Utopia Machine audiobook also available from Storytel, narrated by Bianca Kimble.

 

Visual Storytelling/Sequential Art

Chun Xue (Spring Snow) by Hao Ran, Illustrated: Hao Ran was the only fiction writer allowed to publish during China’s Cultural Revolution. Although critics think of him as a propagandist today, this illustration project throws doubt onto this critical consensus through bringing out the nuance and ambiguity in a short story he wrote about a revolutionary young woman and an elderly capitalist roader man castrating pigs in a small village. I used traditional Chinese art techniques and iconography, and the art style then bleeds into expressionism and finally abstraction inspired by 1980s Chinese artists Wu Guanzhong. The project aims to ask the question of our time: if you were a pig, would you rather be castrated by capitalism or communism? Read/view it here at Asymptote Journal. Art by Judith Huang, Critical Essay by Judith Huang, with calligraphy by Huang Zhipeng aka “Nick Huang”.

Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse Illustrated

Since To The Lighthouse is Woolf’s “turn of the century” novel, I made a sequence of 37 plates illustrating the novel working through the art styles of the time period (1800s to 1920s), from naturalism to cubism to abstraction. I also included some typographical experiments to present the slideshow as a visual novel. View here.

 

Short Fiction

2219: How the Lion Brought Down the City published as part of ArtScience Museum’s 2219: Futures Imagined exhibition – read here for free

Ants in Loreli READ September 2016 – Read here for free

Ambergris in Spittoon Issue 2 – Read here for free

The City in Ayam Curtain ed. JY Yang and Joyce Chng, shortlisted in Best Singaporean Short Stories – buy here

Second Best Friends at Quarterly Literary Review Singapore – Read here for free

Poetry

Rokujo, Jesus in the Jing and Radio  in Asia Literary Review Issue 32 – Read Rokujo here, Buy here

Caliban in Asian Cha – Read here

Making rounds in Spittoon Issue 1

Swing Past Old Pluto and farewell blue elephant in LONTAR #8 – Buy here

Ants (reprint) and a different story in LONTAR #10 – Buy here

The Apocalypse Museum and the ride home in Bones, Prairie Schooner – Read here for free

 

Translation

Forthcoming: The Corpse-Carrying Woman by Chi Hui, trans Judith Huang, in The Way Spring Arrives, an anthology of Chinese women’s science fiction by Tor.com publishing, expected 2021.

Rœsin by Wu Guan, trans Judith Huang, in Future SF Magazine December 2020 East Asia Issue – Read here for free.

Shanghai Stories by Xiao Shui, trans Judith Huang, in Asymptote – Read here for free

Stories from the Bohai Sea by Xiao Shui, trans Judith Huang in LA Review of books – Read here for free

Drums, Bells and Nests by Ye Mei, trans Judith Huang, in Spittoon Issue 3 – Buy here

Poems by Yeng Pway Ngon (box set of chapbooks) trans. Judith Huang, Goh Beng Choo and Alvin Pang by Ethos Books.

Translation work for National Library Board of Singapore

 

Op-Eds/Essays

In a Singapore full of crazy rich foreigners, inequality is becoming ingrained – South China Morning Post – read here

I’ve written a lot about the intersection of faith, science, art and rationality/mysticism. You can read this stuff in my author page at the Harvard Ichthus here

Some of the greatest hits include:

Interviews

Harvardwood Interview

Easter Egg! Check out the unhinged, uncensored audio version of this interview which my friend Nathan Clarke helped me record on Soundcloud.

Loreli Interview (Scroll down) conducted by Max Berwald