Author clinches first and second prize in the Malay short story category at Golden Point Award, The Straits Times, 7 November 2017

The Straits Times reported that Yale-NUS student Teo Xiaoting (Class of 2018), won the first prize for English poetry at the Golden Point Award, for her collection Diagnostics, which wound academic footnotes from actual psychology journals into her poems about the aftermath of grief. The biennial award, which received close to 700 entries this year, is a competition for short stories and poetry in Singapore’s four official languages, English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil, open only to writers who, at the time of application, have yet to publish a solo work in the genre they are competing in. It is a National Arts Council initiative managed by The Arts House.

 

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