Dr. Chris Mooney-Singh (PhD Creative Writing, Monash University) is a novelist, poet, playwright, short story writer, publisher, critic, voice actor, and musical performer. He has worked as a full-time literary arts facilitator/advocate in Singapore since 2003, as the founder and creative director of The Writers Centre Singapore, Word Forward Limited, Red Wheelbarrow Books, and the Lit Up Singapore Festival. Mooney-Singh’s first novel Foreign Madam and the White Yogi was Commended in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2015 (Unpublished Fiction MS category). His second novel Ghosts on a Bumboat(unpublished) is a work of speculative fiction set during Hungry Ghost Month in Singapore. He has published several collections of verse, the last two being The Bearded Chameleon (2012) and The Laughing Buddha Cab Company (2007). He also co-edited The Penguin Book of Christmas Poems.

Dr. Mooney-Singh has written plays, scripted poetry performances and librettos and seen them produced in Singapore and Australia. In addition, he has published or presented poetry and short stories and literary essays in the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, South Korea and the Philippines along with a wide range of newspapers and literary e-zines. Dr. Mooney-Singh has been the Literary Editor of a high-circulation environmental magazine Simply Living Magazine (Aust), Kitaab (online) and Writers Connect (online). His book reviews have appeared in several Australian newspapers and literary journals.

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