Daren Shiau (1971-)

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Wicks, Peter. 2007. "Daren Shiau (1971-)." The Literary Encyclopedia. 1 Sept.
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Daren Shiau (1971-)

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AuthorWicks, Peter
Journal TitleThe Literary Encyclopedia
Journal Citation1 Sept
Number of Pages5
Year2007
Place of PublicationLondon, Inited Kingdom
Web Address (URL)http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=11821
Abstract

The prodigious achievement of the Housing and Development Board in Singapore since independence furnishes the physical environment for Daren Shiau’s literary endeavours. Shiau’s novel, Heartland, was published by SNP Editions Ltd under their Raffles Imprint in 1999, and won a Commendation Award in the Singapore Literature Prizes the same year. Heartland was also voted one of the best reads of the year by The Straits Times newspaper. It was re-published by Ethos Books in 2002. The novel is a prescribed text for O-Level Literature in English in Singapore’s secondary schools for 2008.

KeywordsDaren Shiau, Singaporean literature, Singapore, landscape, identity
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470202. Asian cultural studies
470529. South-East Asian literature (excl. Indonesian)
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