School of Creative

Sarah Soh

Sarah Soh

MA Creative Writing
2020 — 2021

Sarah was born in Singapore and has previously lived in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in Philosophy and Literature. Her work can be found in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and The Best Asian Short Stories.

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Thesis work

There’s Cake in Here is a collection of four interconnected stories, each featuring a Singaporean woman in a different decade of her life, from late teens to mid-forties. In 'Pineapple Fengshui', a young couple perform an elaborate fengshui ceremony in their new flat to ensure an auspicious start to their new life together. 'Department of Righteous Flounces' follows the busy day of a hypercompetent woman as she juggles visits to a dog café, her sick mother, her lover and a difficult sister. Set against the contrasting backdrops of late nineties Edinburgh and Singapore’s bygone kampongs, 'Little Weekend Savages' tells the story of a university student who is caught between her past and present worlds. In 'There’s Cake in Here', a woman recovering from cancer and divorce moves home to Singapore and begins dating.

Published work and readings

Published works

Soh, Sarah (2020). Lingua Franca. The Best Asian Short Stories 2020, Kitaab.
Soh, Sarah (2020). Soap Bubbles in Hanoi. Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Vol. 19 No. 4, Oct 2020. Retrieved from: