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This fifth issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia and Thailand.

Inside these pages, you’ll find: an ancient and fatal karmic reunion in Jakarta by award-winner Gord Sellar; the true origin of the Merlion by Singapore Literature Prize winner Amanda Lee Koe; a young man's literal transformation int
Paperback, Autumn 2015, 112 pages
Published October 2015 by Epigram Books
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Issue number five was released earlier this month, and given my recent forays into Indonesian literature I thought a read and a review of other writers from the Southeast Asian region could be in order, using the publication as a starting point to learning a little more about writers on the fringe and possibly exploring some of their other works in a little more detail at some later stage.

Issue number five contains works by thirteen writers, five short stories, six poets, one nonfiction piece an
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Jason Erik Lundberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has lived in Singapore since 2007. His latest publications are his first novel (and 25th book), A Fickle and Restless Weapon (2020), a related novella, Diary of One Who Disappeared (2019, recipient of a 2013 Creation Grant from Singapore's National Arts Council), and a "greatest hits" short fiction collecti ...more

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