writers Famous Authors from Singapore

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List of the most popular authors from Singapore, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Singaporean authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Singaporean writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Authors here include everything from Cyril Wong to David Leo.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Singapore?" and "Who are the best Singaporean authors?"

For further information on these historic Singaporean authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Singaporean authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.

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Pao Kun Kuo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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Haresh Sharma is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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Leslie Charteris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Leslie Charteris Señor Saint, Knight Templar, Thieves' Picnic

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Newton N. Minow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Newton N. Minow Inside the Presidential Debates, Presidential television, How vast the wasteland now?

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Glen Goei is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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Lee Kuan Yew is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew From Third World to First: The Singapore Story: 1965-2000^! Singapore and the Asian Economic Boom, The Singapore story, Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew (1923-1965)

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Catherine Lim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Catherine Lim The Bondmaid, The serpent's tooth, The teardrop story woman

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Michael Chiang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Michael Chiang Army Daze

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James Lee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
James Lee The Mystery of the Man Who Had to Die, The Mystery of the Unlucky Undertaker, The Mystery of the Missing Movie

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Sinnathamby Rajaratnam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Sinnathamby Rajaratnam The Prophetic & the Political: Selected Speeches & Writings of S. Rajaratnam, S. Rajaratnam, 2002-2003 MAT

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Goh Sin Tub is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Goh Sin Tub Ghosts of Singapore!, One Singapore, 30 stories

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Arthur Yap is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Arthur Yap A brief critical survey of prose writings in Singapore and Malaysia, Thematic Structure in Poetic Discourse, Man

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Chay Yew is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Chay Yew The hyphenated American, Porcelain, Red

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Rani Moorthy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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Chua Lam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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Rex Shelley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Rex Shelley Culture Shock! Japan, Sounds and sins of Singlish, and other nonsense

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Kelvin Tan Wei Lian is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Kelvin Tan Wei Lian All Broken Up and Dancing

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Tommy Koh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Tommy Koh The United States and East Asia, Asia and Europe, Tan jiu shi jie zhi xu

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Han Lao Da is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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Philip Jeyaretnam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Philip Jeyaretnam Raffles place ragtime, Abraham's promise, Tigers in paradise

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Chee Soon Juan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Chee Soon Juan Dare to change

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Goh Poh Seng is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Goh Poh Seng The Immolation, If We Dream Too Long

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Gopal Baratham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Gopal Baratham Figments of Experience, A candle or the sun, The city of forgetting

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Russell Lee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Russell Lee True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 3, True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 6, True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 7

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Ng Yi-Sheng is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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Kishore Mahbubani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Kishore Mahbubani The New Asian Hemisphere: The Irresistible Shift of Global Power to the East

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Suchen Christine Lim is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Suchen Christine Lim Fistful of colours, A bit of earth

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Bonny Hicks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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Hwee Hwee Tan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Hwee Hwee Tan Foreign bodies, Mammon Inc., Drachenkinder

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Rohan Gunaratna is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Rohan Gunaratna Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror, International dimension of the Sri Lankan conflict, Indian intervention in Sri Lanka

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Choor Singh is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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Alfian Sa'at is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Alfian Sa'at Corridor

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Liang Wern Fook is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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Lin Hsin Hsin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Lin Hsin Hsin In bytes we travel, Take a word for a walk, Love at 1st byte

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David Leo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
David Leo Different Strokes, Shakespeare can wait, Life's so like dat

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Koh Buck Song is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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Gautam Malkani is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Gautam Malkani Londonstani

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Chandran Nair is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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Edwin Thumboo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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Alvin Pang is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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Neil Humphreys is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Neil Humphreys Premier Leech

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Cyril Wong is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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Charles Ferguson-Davie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore
Charles Ferguson-Davie The early history of Indians in Natal

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Aaron Lee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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Lee Seng Tee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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Alex Au is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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Tan Swie Hian is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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Tan Tarn How is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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V. R. Gopala Pillai is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore

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Boey Kim Cheng is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Singapore