Fobisia Writing Competition

Fobisia Writing Competition 2020

Fobisia Writing Competition 2019

We recently hosted the FOBISIA short story writing competition here at the College. Students across Asia were invited to write stories inspired by the College's theme - 'Home' - and submitted their best to be entered into the competition which was judged by , Choo Waihong.

Waihong, Singaporean ex-lawyer, was our first Coffee and Conversations author for the year when she came to talk about her book The Kingdom of Women: Life, Love and Death in China’s Hidden Mountains ‘ published in 2007 is now in four other languages, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Finnish. In this book she documents her time spent living with the matriarchal tribe of the Mosuo in Yunnan

The book garnered a BBC Radio 2 Book Club Recommendation for 2017, and won the Asian Books Blog Book of the Lunar New Year In the Year of the Rooster (2018).

Students from our College have since made their entries into a collection of short stories, and, I have to say, I was overwhelmed with the exceptional quality and maturity of the work.

To celebrate the creativity amongst our budding young writers, we compiled an anthology of the shortlisted Every story is unique and you can click here to read them. Well done to all involved!