Tan Hwee Hwee | Awards
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Prizes and Awards

  • BBC Radio 4 ‘First Bite Short Story’ Contest: winner 
  • BBC World Service Short Fiction Award: “Hungry Ghost” selected as one of the best stories on the BBC.
  • Ian St James Short Story Award. The Ian St James is the largest prize for short stories in the UK.
  • National University of Singapore’s Young Writer Fellowship
  • New York Times Foundation Award
  • National Arts Council of Singapore Award: Bursary for studies at New York University
  • Singapore International Foundation Award
  • Young Artist Award – National Arts Council of Singapore  – the Young Artist Award is the highest arts award given to a Singaporean artist under 35.
  • Singapore Literature Prize – Singapore’s top literary prize for the novel, “Mammon Inc”

Press Coverage

I have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Straits Times, Business Times, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, the Independent, the Guardian, the Economist and the Los Angeles Times