Felix Cheong

Felix Cheong is a well-known figure in the Singapore literary scene and the author of eight books, including four volumes of poetry and two young adult novels. Recently, he has also published satirical flash fiction in Singapore Siu Dai and Singapore Siu Dai 2, which have been very well received.


Books by Felix Cheong

 

Two years and a 2kg weight gain later, Felix Cheong is back with more Siu Dai stories. So much has happened, from SG50 to GE2015, as Singapore matures into a weirder society. And these short, short stories capture those funny moments. Just remember not to laugh too loudly when you read them on the train!

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Bolder and edgier! Felix Cheong's follow-up to Singapore Siu Daifinds him poking his pen once again in topical issues. And he doesn't shy away from spoofing highly-paid ministers and asking tough questions. Like: Are we really a nation of top problem solvers? What if Sentosa Cove becomes a rich man's republic? Singapore Siu Dai 2 will delight you with its off beat humour and its short, sweet and sharp storytelling.

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Life in Singapore is good, sometimes even — dare we say it? — absurd. In Singapore Siu Dai, Felix Cheong, with a little help from illustrator PMan, finds humour in the everyday. From our kiasu behaviour to weird geographical boundaries called GRCs and OB markers, no quirk is left unturned.

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Felix Cheong’s Vanishing Point is the first work of fiction by a Singapore writer to be inspired by real-life cases of missing persons. These stories do not speculate where these people have gone to but are a creative leap-off to explore the theme of absences and obsessions.

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Out of the mundane, a flash of lyrical. From the profane, a hint of sublime. And always, the inventive wordplay that cuts through the skin of language. Sucking up the marrow of his life, from crisis of faith to divorce, from fatherhood to being, yes, tattooed. Voices of killers and prostitutes. 

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Felix Cheong’s second collection of poetry extends the themes and concerns of his first book, Temptation and Other Poems. At its heart is the image of a collapsing star that explodes in a fury of light, and the poems illuminate both the world within and without, in a language that is as evocative as it is provocative.

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