Award-winning author barely passed English

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  • Thursday, 14 Jul 2016

Singaporean writer O Thiam Chin is an avid runner who runs one full marathon every year. It is fitting then that the 38-year-old’s circuitous route to literary success has been a long, and at times arduous, journey.

He barely scraped a pass for English in secondary school, was rejected several times when he applied for writing jobs and made short-lived forays into filmmaking and poetry writing.

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