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Personalities>>Biographies>>Authors>>Cultural Medallion Recipients
Language:
English
Audience:
Adults|Young People
Type:
Article
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Abstract:
Wong Yoon Wah (b. 13 August 1941, Perak, Malaysia–) is one of the few Singaporeans who excel as an international poet, critic and scholar. Prolific in both creative and academic writing, Wong has published more than 20 collections of prose, poetry, and academic writings on Chinese and comparative literature in Chinese and English. For his commitment to promoting literature regionally, Wong was awarded the Southeast Asia Write Award (1984), the Cultural Medallion (1986), and the ASEAN Cultural Award (1993).