Wonder Women Writers

We have many female heroes (and superheroes), but some of our favourites are those who have created heroes of their own—women doing wondrous work as writers. For this year's International Women's Day, we thought we'd shine the spotlight on our local female literary heroes!
Ovidia Yu: Eight Plays

Ovidia Yu: Eight Plays

Ovidia Yu

$26.90

Fall in love with Singapore’s most prominent feminist playwright. Ovidia Yu dissects all things female—from breasts to virginity, motherhood to les...

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Delayed Rays of a Star

Delayed Rays of a Star

Amanda Lee Koe

$26.12

Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (English, Fiction) When a photographer captures Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong and Leni Riefen...

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$26.12
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Ponti (Backorder)

Sharlene Teo

$26.12

2003, Singapore. Friendless and fatherless, sixteen-year-old Szu lives in the shadow of her mother Amisa, once a beautiful actress and now a hack m...

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This Is What Inequality Looks Like (New Cover)

This Is What Inequality Looks Like (New Cover)

Teo You Yenn

$26.00

Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (English, Creative Nonfiction) National Bestseller Features a new Afterword by the author, and ...

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$26.00
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Inheritance

Balli Kaur Jaswal

$24.90

In 1971, teenaged Amrit disappears from her house in the middle of the night. Although her absence is brief, she returns a different person, and th...

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Sugarbread

Balli Kaur Jaswal

$24.90

Shortlisted for Singapore Literature Prize 2018, Fiction Everybody says Pin must not become like her mother, but nobody will tell her why. She seek...

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The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Four

The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Four

Jason Erik Lundberg (Ed.), Pooja Nansi (Ed.)

$24.90

The best short fiction published by Singaporean writers in 2017 and 2018. The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volu...

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BooksActually Gold Standard

BooksActually Gold Standard

Julie Koh

$22.00

BOOKSACTUALLY’S GOLD STANDARD 2016 is a highly anticipated new annual anthology from indie bookstore BooksActually, comprising short fiction by the...

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Loss Adjustment

Loss Adjustment

Linda Collins

$21.00

Loss Adjustment is a mother’s recount of her 17-year-old daughter’s suicide. "I have had nothing bad happen to me except my own doing. I have let t...

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'Others' Is Not A Race (2nd Edition)

'Others' Is Not A Race (2nd Edition)

Melissa De Silva

$19.00

Winner of Singapore Literature Prize 2018, Creative Non-Fiction What is a Eurasian? Are Eurasians Singaporean? What does it mean to be a Eurasian l...

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$19.00
Ministry of Moral Panic

Ministry of Moral Panic

Amanda Lee Koe

$18.90

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 o...

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The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida

The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida

Clarissa Goenawan

$17.71

A Literary Hub Most Anticipated Book of 2020 From the critically acclaimed author of Rainbirds comes a novel of tragedy and dark histories set in ...

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The Paper Bark Tree Mystery

The Paper Bark Tree Mystery

Ovidia Yu

$17.71

Su Lin is doing her dream job: assistant at Singapore's brand new detective agency. Until Bald Bernie decides a 'local girl' can't be trusted with ...

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Love is an Empty Barstool

Love is an Empty Barstool

Pooja Nansi

$16.00

The poems in this collection are best read with a glass of single malt but they work equally well in a quiet place at twilight. Test on a small are...

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$16.00
Mount Emily

Mount Emily (book 1)

Low Ying Ping

$12.90

Shortlisted for Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award 2018 While digging around their school’s backyard in search of an urban legend, Patsy Goh and h...

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Mount Emily Revisited

Mount Emily Revisited (book 2)

Low Ying Ping

$12.90

Patsy Goh and her best friend Elena Tan travel back to 1988 again. This time, they’re on a mission to save their friends who have been kidnapped by...

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Midnight At Mount Emily (book 3)

Low Ying Ping

$12.90

When Elena discovers that she might not actually be a Time Keeper, and is instead a Midnight Warrior, she suffers from a deep identity crisis. Toge...

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Goodbye, Mount Emily (book 4)

Low Ying Ping

$12.90

In the concluding book of the Mount Emily series, Patsy and Elena are now in Secondary Four and face having to leave Mount Emily Girls’ School by t...

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$12.90