Yale-NUS Writers’ Centre Literary Awards 2017-18


Thank you to all students who submitted to this year’s literary awards. After a competitive selection process, winners were chosen by external judges. This year’s judges included:

Sharon Solwitz (Fiction)

Jen Percy (Non-fiction)

Jason Wee (Poetry)

Bryant Chan and Baoyun Cheo (Playwriting)

The Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce the following winners in each category:


F
iction

First Place: Paul Maravillas Jerusalem, Class of 2019, “Balikbayan Box”

Second Place: Rebecka Lucia Lindeberg, Class of 2018, “Don’t Forget to Wear Gloves”

Honorable Mention: Lim Min, Class of 2018, “Augustus Learns to Slow Dance”

Honorable Mention: Dynn Othman, Class of 2018, “Ex-Bellboy Tell-All Interview Reveals Horrors of Haising Hotel”


Non-fiction

First Place: Paul Maravillas Jerusalem, Class of 2019, “The Yerushalayim Blessing / My Parents’ Shadow”

Second Place: Cliona Yong, Class of 2018, “The Names of Things That Aren’t”

Honorable Mention: Sasha Aman, Class of 2019, “Forgiving Dada: Conversations with Myself”


Poetry

First Place: Chrystal Ho Jia Min, Class of 2019, “Postcards from Alyki”

Second Place: See Wern Hao, Class of 2020, “Archetype”

Honorable Mention: Al Lim, Class of 2019, “Whose Body is Drawn”


Playwriting

First Place: Dynn Othman, Class of 2018, “shadows NEVER die!”

Second Place: Syafiqah Nabilah, Class of 2020, “How Did I Mess Up This Bad; An Analysis”

Honorable Mention: Myle Yan Tay, Class of 2019, “Master Race”

Honorable Mention: Roshan Singh Sambhi, Class of 2018, “The Bright Side”

 

The Writers’ Centre will host a reading of the winners in April 2018.

 

Yale-NUS Writers’ Centre Literary Awards 2016-2017

Thank you to all students who submitted to the first annual literary awards. After a competitive selection process, winners were chosen by external judges. This year’s judges included:

Geronimo Johnson (Fiction)

Nicole Walker (Nonfiction)

Richard Deming (Poetry)

Lisa Zeidner (Playwriting)

The Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce the following winners in each category:

 

Fiction

First Place: Bryant Chan, Class of 2017, “Deus Ex Olympia”

Second Place: Myle Yan Tay, Class of 2019, “Bunker”

Honorable Mention: Raeden Richardson, Class of 2017, “Chow’s Trade Solutions”

 

Nonfiction

First Place: Lishani Ramanayake, Class of 2018, “White Walled”

Second Place: Abdul Hamid Bin Roslan, Class of 2017, “forest”

Honorable Mention: Bryant Chan, Class of 2017, “How to Tell a True War Story”

 

Poetry

First Place: Paul Maravillas Jerusalem, Class of 2019, “Tongues”

Second Place: Teo Xiao Ting, Class of 2018, Untitled Collection

Honorable Mention: Abdul Hamid Bin Roslan, Class of 2017, “tree”

 

Playwriting

First Place: Roshan Singh Sambhi, Class of 2018, “Properties of Easiness”

Second Place: Myle Yan Tay, Class of 2019, “Growing Up Green”

Honorable Mention: Bryant Chan, Class of 2017 “Daisy, Daisy”

 

Our prizewinners read at the Yale-NUS Black Box Theatre on April 17, 2017 at 7pm, followed by a reception honoring all of our prizewinners and the accomplishments of the creative writing community at Yale-NUS.