Books

Fukushima survivor: Turning pain into poetry

Fukushima survivor: Turning pain into poetry

Ryoichi Wago became the voice of Fukushima as Japan reeled from the sharp blow of its worst nuclear disaster.

Right for Youth

Right for Youth

What is it about books like The Hunger Games that make everyone scream for more? Look no further for the UrbanWire is here to tell you why!

Box of Delight

Box of Delight

Unwrap the latest trend of subscription boxes in Singapore!

Cold Shoulder for Local Literature?

Cold Shoulder for Local Literature?

Singapore’s literary scene has often been one that is shrouded in mystery for the average Singaporean. HYPE finds out the reason behind the stigma against local literature

Desmond Kon: In Love with Words

Desmond Kon: In Love with Words

The Singapore Literature Prize winner is on a roll, winning award after award for his poems and fiction.

Saving a Sexier Island: Whimsical Revelations

Saving a Sexier Island: Whimsical Revelations

Neil Humphreys’ Saving a Sexier Island brings you on a thoroughly ruminative and light-hearted journey through Singapore’s heritage

Fiction, Rewritten

Fiction, Rewritten

Melissa Chang of HYPE explores the (fifty shades) of grey areas of fan fiction and how it fits in today’s literature.

Secrets of Storytelling

Secrets of Storytelling

The ancient art form is getting a revival in Singapore, with more people becoming increasingly aware of its different facets. Choo Mei Fang of HYPE unearths.

Eva, Kopi and Matcha: Tales of 2 Cities

Eva, Kopi and Matcha: Tales of 2 Cities

Evangeline Neo depicts the cultural differences between Singapore and Japan in the form of comic strips with her first book.

5 ‘Must Read’ Books from Singapore Writers Festival

5 ‘Must Read’ Books from Singapore Writers Festival

These are the 5 “must read” books recommended by the director of Singapore Writers Festival, Paul Tan.

Aunty Lee’s Delights

Aunty Lee’s Delights

It isn’t often bodies of young women wash up on Singapore’s shores, but when they do, we can only hope Aunty Lee’s investigating the murders.

New Blood at the Singapore Writers’ Fest

New Blood at the Singapore Writers’ Fest

Young authors tell UrbanWire what it’s like to get their start at the Singapore Writers’ Festival, the annual, multilingual festival for local book buffs