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BOOKS & HONORS
Amanda was the youngest winner of the Singapore Literature Prize for the story collection Ministry of Moral Panic (Epigram, 2014). MoMP was longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and shortlisted for the Frankfurt Book Fair's LiBeraturpreis and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt's International Literature Prize.
In 2017, the working manuscript for Amanda's debut novel, Delayed Rays of a Star, won the Henfield Prize, awarded to the best work of fiction by a graduating MFA candidate at Columbia University's School of the Arts.
Delayed Rays of a Star was published in 2019 by Doubleday (US) and Bloomsbury (UK). It was a Straits Times #1 Bestseller, a most anticipated title from ELLE, Los Angeles Times, Thrillist, USA Today, and one of NPR's Best Books of The Year.
EDITORIAL & FELLOWSHIPS
Amanda was editor in chief of the National Museum of Singapore's Cinémathequè Quarterly, a film and visual culture print journal, the fiction editor of Esquire Singapore, the digital editor of creative nonfiction platform Poskod, a fellow of the University of Iowa's International Writing Program, and a visiting writer-in-residence at Nanyang Technological University's School of Humanities in Singapore and the Fóndation Jan Michalski in Switzerland.
ART & CULTURE
Amanda has collaborated on numerous art-writing, public programs and curatorial initiatives with contemporary artists, independent curators, non-profit spaces, commercial galleries, publishing platforms and cultural institutions including e-flux / art-agenda, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Hans Ulrich Obrist's +89 x KUNCI, Art Asia Pacific, Han Nefkens Foundation, Art Basel Hong Kong x THE STATE.
BRANDED CONTENT & STRATEGY
Amanda works with media verticals and legacy brands to create literary-minded editorial and commercial content. Selected campaigns include:
— Why I Write
in partnership with Tiffany & Co,
as published in ELLE
— Tea for Two
in partnership with TWG,
as published in Vogue
— CHANEL Short Stories
in partnership with CHANEL,
as published in Harper's Bazaar