Friday, July 13, 2012

Joint Book Launch: Ubin Dreaming and Cordelia

Select Books is pleased to invite you to the joint book launch of two new titles published by Ethos Books:

- Ubin Dreaming by David Leo
- Cordelia by Grace Chia

Ubin Dreaming by David Leo
Ubin Dreaming is David Leo’s fourth collection of poetry.  The poems are characteristic of David Leo’s earlier works; though personally experiential, the poems evoke “a quality of universality beyond their immediate milieu” (Tara Dhar Hasnain, Interlogue, Studies in Singapore Literature, Volume 2: Poetry, Ethos Books, 1999).

David Leo is one of Singapore’s most prolific writers. He has produced a repertoire of works of poetry and prose that have won awards, including the Publishers Prize for fiction, NBDCS commendation and Singapore Literature Prize commendation.

Cordelia by Grace Chia
Cordelia, Grace Chia’s second poetry collection, excavates from the imagery of life, art and modernity to create a mélange of fragmented colours in remembering the past, musing on the present and imagining the fantastic.  The voice of the poet is visceral yet contemplative, sensual and surreal; it lingers with a satisfying piquancy long after it’s heard.

Grace Chia is the author of womango, a poetry collection published in 1998, and two non-fiction books. Her poetry and short stories have been widely anthologised in Singapore, the US, Australia, Germany, France, and Serbia.  A recipient of many awards from the Singapore International Foundation and National Arts Council, she is the NAC-NTU National Writer-in-Residence for 2011-2012.

Friday, 20 July 2012, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Select Books
51 Armenian Street

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