QUIET by Toh Hsien Min
LOVING by Yeow Kai Chai
RAVAGING by Yong Shu Hoong
SEARCH by Stephanie Ye
In August 2001, the beta issue of Quarterly Literary Review Singapore (QLRS) quietly appeared online. Twenty years and almost 80 issues later, the editors cast an eye over 1,700 contributions across sections such as poetry, short stories, essays, criticism, and extra media. Here they present four overarching narratives according to four themes which make up the initials: QLRS.
Quiet Loving, Ravaging Search — 20 Years of Quarterly Literary Review Singapore is an anniversary compendium of four books comprising works which have been chosen and edited by the editors, together with new ones commissioned for this first-ever print anthology.
How does each editor interpret the theme, and what fresh insights are gleaned from the anthologies? Quiet Loving, Ravaging Search invites the reader via four distinct access points into a highly imaginative world of words and ideas.