Author / Poet
Cyril Wong is the Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of poetry collections, Unmarked Treasure and The Lover’s Inventory. He has also published the short-fiction anthologies, Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me and Other Stories and Let Me Tell You Something About That Night, as well as a novel, The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza.
Cyril has served as a mentor under the Creative Arts Programme and the Mentor Access Project, as well as an adjudicator for the Golden Point Awards in Singapore. A past recipient of the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award for Literature, he completed his doctoral degree in English Literature at the National University of Singapore in 2012. He also edited Here and Beyond, a collection of 12 Singaporean short-stories that have been taught in secondary schools across the country. His poems have been anthologised in Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond (W. W. Norton), Chinese Erotic Poems (Everyman’s Library), as well as countless magazines and journals across the world, both in English and translation.