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In the Year of the Virus is an innovative poetry comic book inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic. The story revolves around several characters affected - and infected - by the viral outbreak.

 

The poetry by award-winning writer Felix Cheong, adapted beautifully by artist Eko, examines our humanity as our lives are upended and ended. This is a ground-breaking work that marries text with artwork and aptly captures the wild swings of emotion we all felt after the pandemic hit and the lockdown began.

Welcome to a world populated by outcasts and misfits who struggle to find love and understanding in mainstream society. These ghoulish characters, drawn by Cheryl Tan in a style reminiscent of Tim Burton, have inspired Felix Cheong to write quirky poems poking fun at our hang-ups, from our paper chase to getting high-paying jobs.

Oddballs, Screwballs and Other Eccentrics is an offbeat read that will entertain you with its humour and insights into humanity.

Discover wonderful works for modern Southeast Asian art by forming different shapes with a handy tangram.

 

Play along with Cindy and her family or take your tangram with you on your own day at the Gallery!

 
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About

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Felix Cheong is the author of 21 books across different genres, including poetry, short stories, flash fiction and children's picture books. His works have been widely anthologised and translated, cited in telemovies, adapted for the stage and used in 'O' and 'A' level exams. He has also been nominated for the prestigious Frank O'Connor Award and the Singapore Literature Prize. His latest work is Sprawl, a noir detective graphic novel done in collaboration with Malaysian artist Arif Rafhan.

Since 2018, Felix has been deeply involved in collaborations with musicians. Together with Mervyn Wong and Natalie Ng, he performed at the Singapore Writers Festival and Textures Festival. In 2019, he formed another art collective, Pathfinder, with musician-DJ Jasmin Patel and opera singer Michelle Tan. Together, they performed at the READ Festival and library@esplanade.

In 2020, Felix's libretto, At One Time, with music by Jonathon Shin, was one of three finalists in the New Opera Singapore Open Call for Composition competition. In 2021, Panic Love, his new libretto with music by Chen Zhangyi, was released as a music video on YouTube.

Conferred the Young Artist Award in 2000 by the National Arts Council, Felix has been invited to writers festivals all over the world, such as Edinburgh, Austin, Sydney, Christchurch and Hong Kong. He holds a Masters in Creative Writing and is an associate lecturer with Murdoch University, University of Newcastle, Curtin University and the National University of Singapore.

 

Books

Poetry
Fiction
Children
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In The Year Of The Virus

In the Year of the Virus is an innovative poetry comic book inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic. The poetry by award-winning writer Felix Cheong examines our humanity as our lives are upended and ended.

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Singapore Siu Dai

Life in Singapore is good, sometimes even - dare we say it? - absurd. In Singapore Siu Dai, Felix Cheong finds humour in the everyday. From our kiasu behaviour to weird geographical boundaries called GRCs and OB markers, no quirk is left unturned.

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A Day At The Gallery

Discover wonderful works for modern Southeast Asian art by forming different shapes with a handy tangram. Play along with Cindy and her family or take your tangram with you on your own day at the Gallery!

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Oddballs, Screwballs & Other Eccentrics

Welcome to a world populated by outcasts and misfits who struggle to find love and understanding in mainstream society. Oddballs, Screwballs and Other Eccentrics is an offbeat read that will entertain you with its humour and insights into humanity.

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B-Sides And Backslides

1986 - 2018

B-Sides and Backslides: 1986 - 2018 puts together an unrelenting and honest portrait of the poet as a young man - an undergrad hung up on T.S. Eliot - through the ups and downers of career and marriage, to middle age.

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Sudden In Youth

Sudden in Youth: New and Selected Poems brings together the best of ten years of Felix Cheong’s poetry, as well as his recent writings.

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Singapore Siu Dai 2

Bolder and edgier! Felix Cheong's follow-up to Singapore Siu Dai  finds him poking his pen once again in topical issues. And he doesn't shy away from spoofing highly-paid ministers and asking tough questions. 

 

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Singapore Siu Dai 3

Two years and a 2kg weight gain later, Felix Cheong is back with more Siu Dai stories. So much has happened, from SG50 to GE2015, as Singapore matures into a weirder society. And these short, short stories capture those funny moments.

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Singapore Siu Dai (Box Set)

The whole Singapore Siu Dai experience, in one packaging. Savour the digs at the government. Laugh at our oddball Singaporean-isms. Felix serves out all these, and more, with his brand of sharp observations, crisp language and in-your-face humour.

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Do You See What I See?

Poetry, boring? That’s a common misconception — and it’s what this book aims to change. Do You See What I See is an illustrated book of 15 poems for children that will make reading poems fun, funny and intriguing!

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Use Your Feet

Young readers will enjoy following Kayden on his wonderful and colourful journey to school. They can also help him find a route through the mazes that pop up under his feet in this interactive book that skilfully combines story and activities.

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Use Your Head

Use Your Head is an interactive hybrid of an activity book and a picture book... At its heart, the story is about the power of the imagination being able to create worlds, and young readers are given the opportunity to experience that for themselves.

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Watch The Stars Go Out

Felix Cheong’s second collection of poetry extends the themes and concerns of his first book, Temptation and Other Poems. 

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The Case Of The Moaning Mansion

The first of the new Lit Squad Mysteries series for 8-12 year-old readers.

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The Case Of The Phantom Woman

The second book of the new Lit Squad Mysteries series for 8-12 year-old readers. 

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Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point is the first work of fiction by a Singapore writer to be inspired by real-life cases of missing persons. These stories do not speculate where these people have gone to but are a creative leap-off to explore the theme of absences and obsessions.

 
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News

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Beverly Grafton,
AFFLUENT SOCIETY

Oddballs, Screwballs and Other Eccentric

Beverly Grafton,
AFFLUENT SOCIETY

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Christine Chia,
QLRS

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Olivia Ho,
 THE STRAITS TIMES

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Amanda Chai,
SG MAGAZINE

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Mitali Chakravarty,
KITAAB

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Akshita Nanda,
 ASIAONE

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Cyril Wong,
QLRS

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Martin Alexander,
ASIANCHA

 

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