Deputy Director, Technology Management & Services
- Teacher, Faculty of Literary Arts
Grace Chia has authored three poetry collections, womango, Cordelia and Mother of All Questions, two novels, The Wanderlusters and The Arches of Gerrard Street (Penguin Random House), a short story collection, Every Moving Thing That Lives Shall Be Food and two non-fiction titles. She edited the short story anthology We R Family.
Her prose and poetry have been anthologised and translated in the US, Germany, France, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore, including in the Anthology of English Writing in Southeast Asia, Mining for Meaning, Singapore Literature in English, Brooklyn Rail, Lines Spark Code, Lyrikline and La Traductière.
From 2011-2012, she was the inaugural NTU-NAC Writer-in-Residence. Following that, she taught creative writing at Nanyang Technological University, scriptwriting and film studies at DigiPen-SIT and writing workshops to secondary school students. She was a mentor to new writers under the National Arts Council’s Mentor Access Project.
Grace has judged poetry competitions, including the Golden Point Award, National Poetry Competition and Hawker Prize for Southeast Asian Poetry. She was part of the Industry Advisory Group for LaSalle College of the Art’s MA in Creative Writing.
Prior to joining SOTA, she spent 6 years with the Ministry of Education as an editor for educational resources and writing stories about education for engagement purposes.
She holds a BA from the National University of Singapore with double majors in English Literature and Theatre Studies and an MA in English from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
A former journalist and avid film buff, Grace is a firm believer in the cross-disciplines of genres to enrich creative and critical thinking processes; and that dedication and discipline are necessary ingredients to passion and potential to unleash one’s best works.