by Gwee Li Sui
2719 presents a history of the future. It is a creative prognosis that charts how Singapore will develop for the next seven hundred years. Moments in the island’s real history will reverberate through the course of its current challenges, its cycles of self-making, and the future of our world order.
About the Author
Gwee Li Sui is a poet, a graphic artist, and a literary critic. His creative works include the graphic novel Myth of the Stone (1993) and poetry books Who Wants to Buy a Book of Poems? (1998), One Thousand and One Nights (2014), Who Wants to Buy an Expanded Edition of a Book of Poems? (2015), The Other Merlion and Friends (2015), Haikuku (2017), and Death Wish (2017).
He also wrote FEAR NO POETRY!: An Essential Guide to Close Reading (2014), Spiaking Singlish: A Companion to How Singaporeans Communicate (2017), and a Singlish translation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, titled The Leeter Tunku (2019).
About the Artist
Tan Kwang Yang is an illustrator and comic artist based in Singapore. He is often inspired by his surroundings, from the old shophouse-lined streets of Tanjong Pagar to shivering birds taking shelter from the rain and the Merlion that somehow always appears when he pays a visit to Marina Bay.
While he is currently focusing on improving his foundation of art and design, his ultimate goal is to create compelling comics with endearing, enduring characters.
He enjoys discussing quantum physics and the fate of the universe with his cats, who have provided him with great insights into the meaning of life. You can say hi to him on Instagram @tanky.sg.
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ISBN: 978-981-14-3112-8 (e-book)