Amanda Lee Koe
Highly prolific, Amanda Lee Koe at the young age of 30 is already poised to take her place next to literature greats, like Margaret Atwood and Ian McEwan. She blew away her competition with her short stories titled Ministry of Moral Panic, published in 2013, when she swept up all the awards, including: Singapore Book Awards (Best Fiction) 2016 and Singapore Literature Prize 2014, where Amanda was the youngest winner. An excerpt from her upcoming debut novel, Delayed Rays Of A Star, won the 2017 Henfield Prize, a USD $15,000 (S$19,786) prize awarded to the best work of fiction by a graduating Master of Fine Arts student at Columbia University’s Writing Program. This past February, it was announced that American publisher Doubleday has pick it up. Although no release date has been set, start making room on your bookshelf.