Grace Chia

Grace Chia is the author of womango, a poetry collection published in 1998, and two non-fiction books. Her poetry and short stories have been widely anthologised in Singapore, the US, Australia, Germany, France, and Serbia, including in Singapore Literature in English: An Anthology, Mining for Meaning, Merlion: An Anthology of Poems,SilverKris, Fish Eats Lion, Di-Verse-City(US), HOW2 (US), Stylus Poetry Journal (Australia), die horen(Germany), La Traductière (France)and Knijzevne Novine (Serbia). Her works have been translated into French, German and Serbian.
Grace was invited to read at the Singapore Writers’ Festival in 2011, Austin International Poetry Festival in the US and Queensland Poetry Festival in Brisbane, Australia, in 2002, and National Young Writers’ Festival in Newcastle, Australia in 2003, as well as UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara and UC Santa Clara, Royal College of Art and Guildhall School of Music & Drama in the UK.

A recipient of many awards from the Singapore International Foundation and National Arts Council (NAC), she is the NAC-NTU National Writer-in-Residence for 2011-2012.


Books by Grace Chia


Cordelia, Grace Chia’s second poetry collection, excavates from the imagery of life, art and modernity to create a mélange of fragmented colours in remembering the past, musing on the present and imagining the fantastic. The voice of the poet is visceral yet contemplative, sensual and surreal; it lingers with a satisfying piquancy long after it’s heard.

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