Some of his famous novels are “If We Dream Too Long”, “The Immolation”, “Eye Witnesses” and “Bird With One Wing”. His collections of poetry “The Girl from Ermita” and “As Though the Gods Love Us” are the most famous. He has won several awards for his excellent work.
A bestselling Singapore author, Catherine Lim narrates fictional tales of Singaporean society and Chinese culture in the most profound and effective manner. Catherine Lim was bestowed the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters title by the French Government in recognition of her exemplary work in literature. Some of her famed works are “The Serpent’s Tooth”, “The Bondmaid” and “Following the Wrong God”. Her collection of short stories include “Or Else, The Lightening Gods and Other Stories” and “O Singapore: Stories in Celebration”. The most powerful work that Lim wrote, which made the president of Singapore whirl up a storm because of the strong social commentary on political issues, was “The PAP and the People: A Great Affective Divide”.
The literary scene in Singapore is very rich with numerous writers who have achieved international fame and recognition. Besides the authors mentioned above, some of the most popular literary exponents of the country are Kelvin Tan, Gopal Baratham, Rex Shelley and Hwee Hwee Tan, to name a few.