Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (Chinese, Fiction)
Fish Birth is a collection of eight short stories. The title story, which explores issues associated with pregnancy and existential problems modern people struggle with, won the Golden Point Award in 2015. Another award winning story, Old Shop is a touching tale of the overlapping destinies of an old shop and its owner, showing the conflict between traditional heritage and modern development. In the collection, Sui Ting presents secret stories of modern urban life from a female perspective.
About the Author
He Yingshu, whose pen name is Sui Ting, was born in China and earned her masters degree in Chinese Studies at NUS. In 2015, her short story won first prize in the Singapore Golden Point Award and the Singapore Tertiary Chinese Literary Awards, and she was awarded the Lianhe Zaobao Gold medal. Her first short story collection, Fish Birth, was published in July 2019. She is a practicing theatre critic. Her reviews have appeared in re-viewers.org and Lianhe Zaobao.ISBN: 9789811417481
Cover Type: Softcover
Page Count: 187
Year Published: 2019