We are thrilled to announce that In Transit: An Anthology from Singapore on Airports and Air Travel is now available for your reading pleasure!
Singapore is small enough to fly over in three minutes, yet it is also home to two of the “world’s best”, Changi Airport and Singapore Airlines. This anthology presents 35 short stories, poems and essays inspired by our relationship with all things air travel-related, written by some of the most exciting voices in Singapore literature today.
Some stories and poems take place in Singapore, others in faraway places – and still others in the meditative space of an airplane cabin or in the mind. Travel with us from the bowels of Changi Airport up to cruising altitudes half a world away, and in the process, explore questions about travel, aspiration, belonging and home.
The book is available for S$19 at Books Actually, Kinokuniya and other bookstores in Singapore, as well as online (worldwide shipping available).
Our 29 contributors range from established poets and authors, to writers for whom this is their first published work. In alphabetical order: Boey Kim Cheng, Christine Chia, Jasmine Ann Cooray, Rodrigo V. Dela Peña, Jr., Benzie Dio, Jon Gresham, Philip Holden, Judith Huang, Joshua Ip, Kirat Kaur, Werner Kho, Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, Karen Kwek, Marc Nair, Ng Seow Hwee, Ng Yi-Sheng, Alvin Pang, Paul Tan, Jeremy Tiang, Toh Hsien Min, Tse Hao Guang, Cyril Wong, Daryl Qilin Yam, Jerrold Yam, JY Yang, Stephanie Ye, Yeo Wei Wei, Yeoh Jo-Ann and Yeow Kai Chai.
We launched the anthology at Books Actually in Singapore on 2 November 2016 (click here for photos by anthology contributor Jon Gresham). Anthology editors Zhang Ruihe and Yu-Mei Balasingamchow, as well as contributors Philip Holden and Boey Kim Cheng, also participated in two lively panels at the Singapore Writers Festival on 11 and 13 November 2016.
We hope that our book will be read by people who are familiar with Singapore, but also by anyone who loves to travel (armchair travellers welcome!). If you have any queries, please email us.