“I am going to do nothing but write like a fiend!”

– Donna Tart

Scholarships & Fellowships

2022-4 Stegner Fellow at Stanford University
2022 Margaret T. Bridgman Fiction Scholar at Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference
2022-3 Standiford Fiction Fellow at Eckerd College Writers’ Conference
2020 Felipe P. De Alba Fellow at Columbia University
2019 Columbia University Writing Scholarship
2019 National Arts Council Scholarship (Postgraduate)
2015-7 Research Scholarship at Nanyang Technological University
2012-2013 / 2014-2015 NTU Dean’s List
2013 NTU President’s Research Scholar

Anthologies & Prizes

2022 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize, Winner — “The Bet”
2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, Longlist — “The Bet”
2022 Stockholm Writers Festival First Pages Prize, Longlist — “The Original Daughter”
2022 Best of the Net, Finalist — “Alexa” in Pidgeonholes
2022 Best of the Net, Nominee — “The Lunch Party” in The Florida Review
2021 Narrative 30 Below, FinalistPaper Pledges
2021 Pushcart Prize, Nominated for — “nth State of Matter” in Jellyfish Review
2020 SmokeLong Quarterly Award, Finalist — “Waiting
2020 Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers, Honouree  — “Bleach
2020 Pushcart Prize, Nominated for — “The Life Cycle of Temporal Biomatter Attachments” in XRAY Literary Magazine;
Everything Is Fine” in JMWW Journal
Best of XRAYFall Collection 2020
Best of JMWW — JMWW: An Anthology, 2022
Best New Singaporean Short Stories Honorable Mention — “George” in From The Belly of the Cat Fiction Anthology

Honors

2022 Story of the Week — “Paper Pledges” in Narrative
2022 Twitter’s International Women’s Day — featured personality, Singapore
2021 Singapore Youth Festival Arts Distinction — PLMGS theatrical production of original script “Forgotten Densities”
2020 Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award