GRACE CHIA is the author of womango, The Cuckoo Conundrum, and Cordelia (shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize for Poetry in 2014). Her literary writing is widely anthologised in Singapore and internationally. From 2011-2012, she was the NAC-NTU Writer-in-Residence. She has taught creative writing at Nanyang Technological University and DigiPen Singapore and has been awarded many grants by the National Arts Council and Singapore International Foundation. In 2016, Math Paper Press will be publishing her short story collection, Every Moving Thing That Lives Shall Be Food, as well as anthology, We R Family, for which she edited. She is currently working on novel manuscripts.
SEPT 2016 | Fiction
He was born on the streets of Chinatown. Well, across the road at Upper Cross Street in People’s Park Complex to be exact. His delivery was performed by a midwife in KK Hospital to be precise; an impressively easy labour that lasted three hours from the start of contraction for a firstborn. Not a ragtag street urchin was Leonard Koh En, though he liked to tell people he was born in Chinatown just to test their reaction.