DARYL QILIN YAM (b. 1991)
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 in the U.K.
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. Aside from writing, Yam is also an arts organiser at Sing Lit Station and a stageplay producer at the collective Take Off Productions.
He holds a BA(Hons) in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Warwick. As an undergraduate, he has 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.
Yam is currently working on a commissioned novella and his second novel. He is also developing a wider artistic practice involving text, photography, acrylics, and queer perspectives.