Paul Tan Kim Liang is a poet and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the National Arts Council. He graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he won the NUS Literary Society Poetry Competition’s first prize in both 1992 and 1993.

Under the Singapore Literature Prize, his debut collection, Curious Roads (1994), won a Commendation in 1993 and his second collection, Driving Into Rain (1998), was awarded a Merit in 1998. Tan has since published two more collections of poetry, First Meeting of Hands (2006) and Seasonal Disorders/Impractical Lessons (2014).

Prior to being appointed Deputy CEO of the National Arts Council, Tan served as director of the Singapore Writers Festival from 2011-2014.

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