Losing Jean Marshall: The Last Meeting
Apr 29, 2021
To many younger Singaporeans, the death of British-born Jean Marshall last month (March) at the a...
"A note on 'Loss Adjustment', book awards, and ghosts" by Linda Collins
Aug 28, 2020
The ghosts are back. It’s the seventh lunar month, that of the Hungry Ghost Festival, that annual...
"It gets a bit crazy lah"—The launch of parsetreeforestfire by Hamid Roslan
Jul 26, 2019
Last Sunday, we gathered at Grassroots Book Room for the launch of parsetreeforestfire. Debut aut...
Cover Reveal: Interpreter of Winds
May 7, 2019
Early morning Saturday, we sat down with Elizabeth Lim to find out more about how the book cover ...
Later: An unanticipated year of autoethnography
May 1, 2019
Afterword to This is What Inequality Looks Like, 2019 When I filed my last edit in December 2017,...
“Nothing about us, without us”—Conversation on Representation and Tokenism
Apr 29, 2019
Featuring Cassandra Chiu, the author of A Place For Us, Dr Dawn-joy Leong, an autistic artist-res...
An Editor’s Learning Points—Working With A Blind Author
Apr 9, 2019
Very early on, after Cassandra, together with Esme, had arrived in our Midview office to sign the...
“WHO GUARDS THE BODYGUARD?” The ethics of care for vulnerable older adults, an essay by cultural anthropologist Ad Maulod
Mar 8, 2019
Cultural anthropologist Ad Maulod examines existing models of healthcare and social services prov...
“CARE IS THE STORY OF WHO WE MIGHT BE” A reflection by CRT volunteer Rocky Howe
Feb 26, 2019
Cassia Resettlement Team volunteer Rocky Howe reflects on his journey with former Dakota resident...
“I HAVE TO DEPEND ON OTHERS.” Interview with former Dakota Crescent resident Tong
Feb 19, 2019
Tong, at 90, has no family and no children. He shares the struggles of ageing alone and his uneas...
Needs, Wants, Dignity
Oct 17, 2018
For the International Day for the Elimination of Poverty (Oct 17), read this exclusive release of...
Step 1: Disrupt the Narrative
Apr 27, 2018
Sometimes inequality is portrayed as the problem of a few who can’t keep up — but what if it's de...
Eva Wong Nava: Why I Believe In A More Open And Inclusive World
Apr 13, 2018
wasn’t aware of autism until I had my first child whom I named after the heroine of an internati...
The Inner Voice of a Boy on the Autism Spectrum
Apr 2, 2018
On this Autism Awareness Day, we'll like to share an excerpt from our new release Open: A Boy's W...
When thinking poverty, also think inequality
Oct 17, 2017
by Teo You Yenn In 2013, I began to do research to better understand the lives of people who live...
The Struggle of Poetry
Oct 7, 2017
by Tse Hao Guang There’s a paradox in today’s poetry that, at least for me, won’t go away. It s...
Why do poets use Rhyme?
Aug 23, 2017
What is the purpose of rhyme in poetry? How does rhyme effect the meaning of a poem? Joshua Ip, o...
Where does Singapore poetry begin?
Jul 20, 2017
Theophilus Kwek, one of the editors of UnFree Verse, traces the roads leading to formal verse in ...
Why writing as resistance is not just about defiance
Feb 27, 2017
by Foo Peiying (Image credits: Klaas) Mention writing as resistance and one of the first thoug...
Why the Caged Bird Sings
Feb 20, 2017
This week, veteran poet Felix Cheong, who's always quick on his feet to give social commentary a...
I Think I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
Feb 13, 2017
by Loh Guan Liang (Photo credits: The National Archives UK) Of the Same Feather Little bird, ...
Get this for someone who ...
Nov 27, 2016
A festive gift guide to help you decide what to give to who this year. Architectural fanatics wi...
5 books about growing up in Singapore
Aug 9, 2016
Part of the Ethos Books National Day 2016 Spotlight (sale ends 21 Aug) When it comes to memo...
The travel playlist of Marc Nair
Mar 25, 2016
Nothing beats a good soundtrack on moments of your travel—moments which get permanently etched in...
The Playlist of Euginia Tan
Mar 12, 2016
We’ve been working together with Euginia for a few months now but nothing prepared us for the mom...
The Ethos of Ethos
Sep 17, 2015
Letter from Mr Fong Hoe Fang on the 18th birthday of Ethos Books.
The Playlist of Eric Tinsay Valles
Apr 3, 2015
Here’s April’s playlist, courtesy of poet Eric Tinsay Valles. This month’s tunes are inspired by...
The Playlist of Ethos Books
Mar 19, 2015
picture credit: Diana Rahim (verkur) The Ethos Team Spring Playlist We’ve gathered song suggest...
The Playlist of Gwee Li Sui
Feb 13, 2015
Nothing screams love like pairing good music with good books; this time, instead of asking our au...