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Writers in Residence

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​Tash A​w

Email:
tsaw@ntu.edu.sg

Mailing Address:
School of Humanities
Nanyang Technological University
14 Nanyang Drive,
Singapore 637332

Biography:

Born in Taipei to Malaysian parents, Tash Aw grew up in Kuala Lumpur. He is the author of three novels, which have been translated into twenty three languages. As a literary reviewer, his work has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and the Financial Times. His novel Five Star Billionaire was published in March 2013 and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His previous novels are Map of the Invisible World (2009) and The Harmony Silk Factory (2005). He has be​en awarded the O Henry Prize, 2013, the Whitbread Prize (Best First Novel) 2006, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Best First Novel, Asia-Pacific Region) 2006, and was longlisted for the IMPAC Prize 2007, the Man Booker Prize 2005, and the Guardian First Book Prize 2005. Tash was the NTU-NAC International Writer-in-Residence from January to May 2013. From 2014 he joins our teaching faculty for six months of each year.


Teaching:
HZ202/HZ9202 Creative Writing: Fiction

 



​Verena Tay

Email:
verenatay@ntu.edu.sg

Mailing Address: 

School of Humanities
Nanyang Technological University
14 Nanyang Drive,
Singapore 637332


Biography:
A writer-in-residence at NTU this semester, Verena Tay has published two collections of short stories (Spectre: Stories from Dark to Light, 2012; Spaces: People/Places, 2016) and four volumes of plays, and edited twelve story anthologies, including the popular Balik Kampung series published by Math Paper Press. A seasoned storyteller and theatre practitioner, she has also brought traditional and her own stories vocally and physically alive in her unique fashion, delighting audiences in Singapore, Scandinavia, Wales, Australia, the US and Malaysia.​

Teaching:
Creative Writing Courses​​​






​Amanda Lee Koe

Email:
alkoe@ntu.edu.sg

Mailing Address:
School of Humanities
Nanyang Technological University
14 Nanyang Drive,
Singapore 637332

Biography:

Born in Singapore and based in New York, Amanda Lee Koe's debut novel, Delayed Rays of A Star, is forthcoming from Doubleday (US) and Bloomsbury (UK). She holds an MFA from Columbia University's Writing Program, where she won the Henfield Prize, and is an honorary fellow of the University of Iowa's International Writing Program. Her first short story collection, Ministry of Moral Panic, won the Singapore Literature Prize, and was shortlisted for the Frankfurt Book Fair's LiBeraturpreis and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt's Internationaler Literaturpreis. She has guest-lectured at Yale and Goethe University, and her research interests include émigré literature, cultural representations of gender and sexuality, and modern German cinema.​

Teaching:
Creative Writing Courses

 

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