Episode 9: Lion City

August 19, 2019

Rudi Dornemann talks to Ng Yi-Sheng about his short story collection Lion City (download from iTunes or Soundcloud)

 

Yi-Sheng is an award-winning poet, a playwright, a translator, and a writer and editor of nonfiction, and Lion City is his first collection of fiction. 

 

Sharlene Teo said of the book, "Lion City is a wildly imaginative collection of stories centred around the past, present and future trajectories of Singaporean consciousness."

 

Epigram Books fiction editor Jason Erik Lundberg tells us how the collection came to be. 

 

Our reader this time, Instagrammer and film blogger Varun, tells us about why he tracked down a copy of Lion City.


Our music is by Cathode Ray Tube

 

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If you're intrigued by the bits of Singaporean history Yi-Sheng mentions, you may want to follow him on Instagram or Facebook, where frequently shares extensive notes and images from lectures and performances he attends, many of which are on historical subjects. 

 

As Jason mentioned, for several years he edited LONTAR, a magazine of Southeast Asian speculative fiction, and Yi-Sheng was among the writers published there.

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