Balli Kaur Jaswal
One of the hottest young writers in Singapore, Billi Kaur Jaswal has written her way into modern day literary fame with the international accolades. Her journey began in 2007, when she became the first Singaporean writer to win the £25,000 David T.K. Wong Fellowship for writing at the well- known University of East Anglia. Her debut novel, Inheritance was published in 2013, with the Sydney Morning Herald naming her one of Australia's best young novelists. Equally successful, her second novel Sugarbread on racism in Singapore was runner-up for the 2015 Epigram Books Fiction Prize. Her third novel, "Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows" was released to international acclaim in 2017 and in 2018 was name book of the month by American actress Reese Witherspoon for her book club. Expect to hear this novel’s title more often in the near future as Movie rights for the novel have been sold to Alien director Ridley Scott’s production company, Scott Free Productions, and the UK’s Film4.