Suchen Christine Lim’s most recent novel is Dearest Intimate published in 2022. Her previous novel, The River’s Song, was launched during the Singapore Writers’ Fest 2013, and in London 2014. It was featured in Kirkus Reviews as one of “The Best Books of 2015”.
In 1992, Suchen’s third novel, Fistful Of Colours, was awarded the Inaugural Singapore Literature Prize. Critics have described her first novel, Rice Bowl, as “a landmark publication on post-independence Singapore”, and A Bit Of Earth as “a literary masterwork as well as a historical document” that was “un-put-downable – a sure sign of a master storyteller.”
A short story from Suchen’s The Lies That Build A Marriage, was made into a film for national television, and she is featured in Writing The City, commissioned by British Council, Singapore. She is also a children’s writer and has published many children’s picture books, which have been adopted by the Ministry of Education for kindergartens and primary schools.
The recipient of a Fulbright grant is also a Fellow of the International Writers’ Program, University of Iowa, and its former International Writer-in-Residence. She was Moniack Mhor’s writer-in-residence, Scotland, in 2005, and has returned to the UK several times as an Arvon Tutor to conduct writing workshops and read at the Edinburgh Book Festival. A Visiting Fellow in Creative Writing, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2011, Suchen has also held writing residencies in the Philippines, Myanmar, South Korea, Australia, and the United Kingdom.