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Ng Yi-Sheng

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

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(1980-    ) Singapore poet, playwright and author, initially recognized for his poetry, of which there are several collections, beginning with last boy (coll 2006); his Anthologies tend to focus, as does his poetry, on gay issues and experiences. He is perhaps best known internationally for his short fiction, beginning with "Agnes Joaquim, Bioterrorist" in Fish Eats Lion: New Singaporean Speculative Fiction (anth 2012) edited by Jason Erik Lundberg. Later stories have been assembled as Lion City: Stories (coll 2018). "Lion City" in Starry Island: New Writing from Singapore (anth 2014) unpacks, primarily in a Near Future Zoo, a dance of mutual recognition between an Android and a lion metamorphosed into her boyfriend; " The Boy, the Swordfish, the Bleeding Island" (Autumn 2015 LONTAR) provides multiple Alternate History versions of a myth of origin for Singapore; other tales variously and pregnantly traverse a wide range of modes and outcomes. Ng is a writer of very considerable energy and clarity. [JC]

Ng Yi-Sheng

born Singapore: 25 November 1980


  • Lion City (Singapore: Epigram Books, 2018) [coll: pb/Chee Jia Li and Liak Yuan Ling]

collections including poetry (selected)

  • last boy (Singapore, Firstfruits Publications, 2006) [poetry: coll: binding unknown/]

works as editor


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