NORA logo
Literary Arts
Subject:
Personalities>>Biographies>>Authors>>Cultural Medallion Recipients
Arts>>Literary Arts>>Poetry
Language:
English
Audience:
Adults|Young People
Type:
Article
File Details:
25 KB, 1 p. text/html
Abstract:
Goh Poh Seng (b. 1936, Kuala Lumpur, Malaya–d.10 January 2010, Vancouver, Canada) was a physician, poet, laureate, award-winning writer and entrepreneur. He played an active role in the arts scene of post-independence Singapore. Goh was a pioneer of local English drama and the author of the first local novel, If We Dream Too Long. The book won the National Book Development Council of Singapore’s (NBDCS) Fiction Book Award in 1976, and has been translated into other languages including Russian and Japanese. Goh received the Cultural Medallion in 1982.