Jeremy Tiang

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Jeremy Tiang
Born (1977-01-17) 17 January 1977 (age 44)[1]
Singapore
NationalitySingaporean
Websitejeremytiang.com

Jeremy Tiang (born 17 January 1977) is a Singaporean writer, translator and playwright based in New York City. Tiang won the 2018 Singapore Literature Prize for English fiction for his debut novel, State of Emergency (2017).[2]

Career[edit]

In 2009, Tiang won the National Arts Council's Golden Point Award for English fiction for his story Trondheim.[3][1]

In 2016, his short story collection It Never Rains on National Day was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize.

In 2010, Tiang's idea for his first novel, titled State of Emergency qualified for a grant by the National Arts Council. Under the Creation Grant Scheme, he would receive a total of $12,000. It took him seven years to write the novel but when he submitted the first draft to the council in 2016, the remainder of the grant was withdrawn – he had received $8,600 by then.[4] At that time, Tiang was shocked as he was writing full-time and any additional money would be useful but decided to keep writing. His manuscript was subsequently shortlisted for the 2016 Epigram Books Fiction Prize where he received a cash prize of $5,000.

In 2018, he won the Singapore Literature Prize for English fiction for his debut novel State of Emergency (2017).[2] The Singapore Book Council which established and managed the Singapore Literature Prize said that Tiang's win was a "unanimous decision" by the judges.

Bibliography[edit]

Short story[edit]

  • Trondheim

Short story collections[edit]

  • It Never Rains on National Day (2015)

Novels[edit]

  • State of Emergency (2017)[5]

Translation work[edit]

  • The Promise Bird – novel by Zhang Yueran[6]
  • Ten Loves – short story collection by Zhang Yueran[7]
  • Durians Are Not the Only Fruit – essays by Wong Yoon Wah[8]
  • Island of Silence – novel by Su Wei-Chen[9]
  • Unrest 《騷動》– 2002 Chinese novel by Singaporean Yeng Pway Ngon[3]
  • The Borrowed – Hong Kong detective novel by Chan Ho-Kei
  • Never Grow Up – memoir by Jackie Chan (Simon & Schuster, 2018)[10]
  • Coloratura – novel by Li Er (OU Press, 2019)[11]
  • Second Sister – Hong Kong detective novel by Chan Ho-Kei (Grove Atlantic, 2020)
  • Strange Beasts of China by Yan Ge (Tilted Axis Press, 2020)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jeremy Tiang". goodreads.com. Archived from the original on 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b Li, Toh Wen (6 August 2018). "Jeremy Tiang wins Singapore Literature Prize in English fiction category for novel on leftist movements". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b Ho, Olivia (27 June 2017). "Jeremy Tiang completed debut novel without full grant from NAC". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^ Daud, Sulaiman (2 August 2017). "NAC withdraws book grant from author Jeremy Tiang after content changes". mothership.sg. Archived from the original on 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Asian American Writers' Workshop (AAWWTV): Singapore, Myth, Memory with Jeremy Tiang and Yu-Mei Balasingamchow". 7 November 2017. Archived from the original on 8 September 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2018 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ "Cha: An Asian Literary Journal - Consuming Love: Zhang Yueran's The Promise Bird". www.asiancha.com. Archived from the original on 2 August 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Ten Loves". BooksActually. Archived from the original on 8 September 2020. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Durians Are Not the Only Fruit by Wong Yoon Wah". World Literature Today. 19 August 2014. Archived from the original on 2 August 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  9. ^ Patterson, Christopher B. "Review: "Island of Silence" by Su Wei-chen, Trans. Jeremy Tiang". Asiatic. Archived from the original on 8 September 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2020 – via www.academia.edu.
  10. ^ "Never Grow Up". 4 December 2018. Archived from the original on 16 June 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2020 – via www.simonandschuster.com.
  11. ^ "Coloratura". Archived from the original on 2 August 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019 – via www.oupress.com.

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