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The author of the book: Amanda Lee Koe
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Language: English
Edition: Epigram Books
Date of issue: October 2013
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Winner of the 2014 Singapore Literature Prize for Fiction
Winner of the 2016 Singapore Book Award for Fiction
Longlisted for the 2014 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award
Selected by The Business Times as one of the Top 10 English Singapore books from 1965–2015

Meet an over-the-hill Pop Yé-yé singer with a faulty heart, two conservative middle-aged women holding hands in the Galápagos, and the proprietor of a Laundromat with a penchant for Cantonese songs of heartbreak. Rehash national icons: the truth about racial riot fodder-girl Maria Hertogh living out her days as a chambermaid in Lake Tahoe, a mirage of the Merlion as a ladyboy working Orchard Towers, and a high-stakes fantasy starring the still-suave lead of the 1990s TV hit serial The Unbeatables.

Heartfelt and sexy, the stories of Amanda Lee Koe encompass a skewed world fraught with prestige anxiety, moral relativism, sexual frankness, and the improbable necessity of human connection. Told in strikingly original prose, these are fictions that plough, relentlessly, the possibilities of understanding Singapore and her denizens discursively, off-centre. Ministry of Moral Panic is an extraordinary debut collection and the introduction of a revelatory new voice.


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Ebook Ministry of Moral Panic read Online! Amanda Lee Koe is the author of Ministry of Moral Panic (Epigram Books, 2013), a collection of short stories that deal discursively with contemporary Singaporean identity; the book won the 2014 Singapore Literature Prize for Fiction and the 2016 Singapore Book Award for Best Fiction, and was longlisted for the 2014 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.

She is also a 2013 Honorary Fellow of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and recipient of a 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant for her translation of Su Qing's Ten Years of Marriage. With Ng Yi-Sheng, she spearheaded and co-edited Eastern Heathens, an anthology subverting Asian folklore. Her festival and panel invitations include the Singapore Writers Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival, Art Basel, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, AWP Conference & Bookfair (USA), and the Asian Literary Festival in London. Her writing has been published in seven countries.

Aside from her editorial duties at Esquire (Singapore), she has put together mentorship programmes for emerging writers in Singapore under the Ceriph Mentorship Programme, where she served as lead programmer as well as non-fiction mentor. In other fields, she has also co-curated cross-disciplinary exhibitions and programmes such as A History of Curating in Singapore (part of ArtStage 2014’s fringe programme), Microcosmos and The Art of Rebellion. Her experimental ficto-documentary, Post-Love, which she co-wrote, co-directed and performed in, was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2012 Singapore Short Film Awards.

Based between Singapore and New York, she is working on her first novel.


Reviews of the Ministry of Moral Panic


ELLIOTT

Bogus! You could have done better.

ZARA

The idea is great, but sometimes the text suffers

NOAH

You want to waste your time? This book fits perfectly.

LILLY

Put it on the toilet paper! or the fireplace!




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