Chia Hwee Pheng

Chia Hwee Pheng (1957- ), writes under the pen name of Xi Ni Er (希尼尔), has won the NBDCS Book Awards (1990 & 1994) and the Singapore Literature Prize (2008). He was the recipient of the Cultural Medallion in 2008, the Southeast Asia Write Award in 2009 and the World Chinese Mini-Fiction Biennial Awards in 2014. He has published 10 books including "The Stretched Credulity" (poetry) and "The Unbearable Heaviness of Life" (mini-fiction). He is currently President of the Singapore Association of Writers and Vice-President of the World Chinese Mini-Fiction Research Association.