Photographer: verkur

Photographer: verkur


is a writer of prose and poetry, born and based in Singapore. His first novel, Kappa Quartet (Singapore: Epigram Books, 2016), was longlisted for the 2015 Epigram Books Fiction Prize, and has been released in both Singapore and the U.K.

Aside from writing, Yam is also an arts organiser / producer, and sits on the board of directors at the literary charity Sing Lit Station. He holds a BA(Hons) in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Warwick. As an undergraduate, he won the Second Year Prize from the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, and spent an intercalated year studying under the AIKOM program at the University of Tokyo.

He co-edited SingPoWriMo 2015: The Anthology (Math Paper Press, 2015) with Jennifer Anne Champion and Joshua Ip, and SingPoWriMo 2016: The Anthology (Math Paper Press, 2016) with Joshua Ip and Ruth Tang. SingPoWriMo 2017: The Anthology (Math Paper Press, 2017) was co-edited with Stephanie Dogfoot and Ruth Tang, and will mark his final volume as co-editor of the series.

Yam is presently working on his second novel, which received the 2017 Creation Grant from Singapore's National Arts Council. He is also developing a wider artistic practice involving text, collaboration, visual arts and queer perspectives.


Kappa Quartet
a novel
Epigram Books, 2016



SingPoWriMo 2017: The Anthology
Eds. Stephanie Chan, Ruth Tang, Daryl Qilin Yam
Math Paper Press, 2017

SingPoWriMo 2016: The Anthology
Eds. Joshua Ip, Ruth Tang, Daryl Qilin Yam
Math Paper Press, 2016

SingPoWriMo 2015: The Anthology
Eds. Jennifer Anne Champion, Joshua Ip, Daryl Qilin Yam
Math Paper Press, 2015