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Literary Arts
Subject:
Arts>>Literary Arts
Language:
English
Audience:
Adults|Young People
Type:
Article
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Abstract:
Philip Jeyaretnam (b. 1964, Singapore–) is a senior counsel and an award-winning writer. He is the youngest son of veteran opposition politician and lawyer, Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam, popularly known as JBJ. Jeyaretnam has written two bestsellers, First Loves and Raffles Place Ragtime. Among the literary awards he has received are the Airey Neave Award, Southeast Asia Write Award and the National Book Development Council of Singapore’s Highly Commended prize. He is also the recipient of the National Arts Council’s 1993 Young Artist Award. Jeyaretnam has been chairman of the Singapore Writers’ Festival steering committee since 2007 and a member of the Public Service Commission since 2009. He is also a managing partner of law firm Rodyk & Davidson LLP.