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Verena Tay

Verena Tay ( has published two short story collections, Spectre (2012) and Spaces (2016), as well as four collections of plays [In the Company of Women (2004), In the Company of Heroes (2011), Victimology (2011), The Car and Other Plays(2016)]. She has edited twelve volumes of short stories, including the popular Balik Kampung series published by Math Paper Press. An Honorary Fellow at the International Writing Program, University of Iowa (Aug–Nov 2007), she was a Writer-in-Residence at Nanyang Technological University (Aug–Nov 2018). Between Sep 2016 and Mar 2023, she pursued a PhD in Creative Writing with Swansea University through which she wrote her first novel.

In addition, Verena is a veteran theatre practitioner in the Singapore English language theatre scene and an oral storyteller who is driven to make traditional myths/tales/legends relevant for people today. She has taught creative writing, storytelling, voice, speech and presentations skills at various institutions and organisations across Singapore.

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