LONTAR #4 Contents

LONTAR

I am happy to announce that the contents of LONTAR issue #4 have been finalised! This fourth issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about Singapore, the Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand.

Inside these pages, you’ll find:

  • the harsh realities of living as a refugee within a calorie-based economy by acclaimed award-winner Paolo Bacigalupi;
  • the uneasy combination of domestic troubles and virtual reality from Palanca Prize winner Kate Osias;
  • the unexpected and complete disappearance of Singapore itself from Singapore Literature Prize winner Ng Yi-Sheng;
  • a surreal trip through alternate worlds from Philippines Free Press Literary Prize winner Eliza Victoria;
  • an eerie meeting with chanteuse Faye Wong during a Malaysian holiday from Andrew Cheah;
  • a night of transnational hedonism and enlightenment from HV Chao;
  • and speculative poetry from Michael Gray, Joses Ho, Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, Cyril Wong and Jerrold Yam

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