UEA graduate Yi-Sheng Ng is one of the three creators of Ayer Hitam: A Black History of Singapore, a lecture-performance exploring the history and influence of the African diaspora in Singapore, which has just been nominated for Best Original Script at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. It is directed by Irfan Kasban and stars actress Sharon Frese. Yi-Sheng graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2014. In 1998 he won the National University of Singapore Poetry Competition and in 2006 he published his first collection of poetry, last boy, the winner of the Singapore Literature Prize. In 2006 he also edited a collection of gay, lesbian and bisexual coming-out stories, SQ21: Singapore Queers in the 21st Century. Among his other publications are a second poetry collection A Book of Hims (2017), a compilation of spoken-word pieces, Loud Poems for a Very Obliging Audience (2016), and a novelisation of the Singapore gangster movie, Eating Air (2008). He also co-edited GASPP: A Gay Anthology of Singapore Poetry and Prose (2010) and Eastern Heathens: An Anthology of Subverted Asian Folklore(2013), and has written a number of stage plays. Lion City, his debut collection of short stories, was published by Epigram in 2018.