Singapore Book Club: Rex Shelley – The Writer and His Works


Come join Dr Leong Liew Geok, Ms Shova Loh and Dr David Fedo, as they discuss Rex Shelley – The Writer and His Works.

Rex Shelley, trained as an engineer, was a businessman and a former member of the Public Service Commission. He started writing fiction late in life, publishing his first novel The Shrimp People in 1991 at 61. It was the first substantial novel on the Eurasian community and was a best-selling local paperback back in 1991. He went on to write three other novels, forming a quartet of books expressing the experiences of the Eurasians, for which he was best known. He passed away on 21 August 2009. He was 78.

Notable Works:
The Shrimp People (1991) NBDCS Book Award Winner 1992
People of the Pear Tree (1993) NBDCS Highly Commended Award 1994
Island in the Centre (1995) NBDCS Highly Commended Award 1996
A River of Roses (1998) The Singapore Literature Prize 2000

Winner of the 2007 Singapore SEA Write Award

Date: 20 November 2009, Friday

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: Earshot Cafe @ The Arts House (1 Old Parliament Lane)


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