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

– Donna Tartt

Scholarships & Fellowships

2022-4 Stegner Fellow at Stanford University
2023 Tennessee Williams Scholar at Sewanee Writers’ Conference
2022 Margaret T. Bridgman Fiction Scholar at Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference
2022 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

2023 Pushcart Prize, nomnated for — “The Bet” in Ruminate Magazine; “Salvation” in Waxwing Literary; “Paper Pledges” in Narrative
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


2022 Story of the Week — “Paper Pledges” in Narrative
2021-2 Top 5 Stories — “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