David Seow has been writing children's books for 20 years. He first started writing because he wanted new stories to tell his niece and nephews.
His latest book, Sam, Sebbie and Di-di-di & Xandy: Storm Over Typhoon Theatre, was officially launched at the Singapore Writers Festival. Here, David reflects on his career over the years and the lessons he learnt along the way.
"For me, writing this novel was a vital form of catharsis, a therapeutic experience that lent me a ray of light amidst the darkness."
Thus begins Khor Kuan Liang's account of his start into novel writing. His debut work, Kallang Basin Adagio, which is set in future Singapore, tells the tale of a group of survivors who are looking for sanctuary in Kallang Basin, but their journey is imperiled when they pick up two strangers. The novel was longlisted for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2017.