Catching up with the past: Growing appetite for historical novels in Singapore

The genre is in the spotlight after Lee Jing-Jing's novel, How We Disappeared was longlisted for Britain's Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.
The genre is in the spotlight after Lee Jing-Jing's novel, How We Disappeared was longlisted for Britain's Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.PHOTOS: ONEWORLD PUBLICATIONS, ALINE BOUMA

SINGAPORE - Though historical fiction may be set decades, even centuries ago, it is anything but outdated.

The genre is in the spotlight after Singapore writer Lee Jing-Jing's novel, How We Disappeared (2019), set largely during World War II, was longlisted for Britain's Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction last month.

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