Neil Humphreys is Singapore's best-selling author with 17 titles to his name. His works on Singapore - from Notes from an Even Smaller Island (2001) to Saving a Sexier Island: Notes from an Old Singapore (2015) - are among the most popular titles in the past decade. His book Be My Baby (2008) chronicled his journey to parenthood and was his first international best-seller. Humphreys has penned two football novels - Match Fixer (2010) and Premier Leech (2011) - to critical acclaim. For TV, Humphreys wrote and hosted the series Return to a Sexy Island, for Channel NewsAsia and has been a panelist on a number of football shows. He has also written the Abbie Rose and the Magic Suitcase series of children's books and is currently working on the animated TV series.
A popular and humorous writer, Humphreys has contributed dozens of short stories for the Ministry of Education and Singapore's National Parks Board to promote environmental issues. He also writes extensively for newspapers, magazines and websites in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Australia, and the UK.
2012-2017 – Abbie Rose and the Magic Suitcase (Singapore: Marshall Cavendish)
2016 – Rich Kill Poor Kill (Singapore: Marshall Cavendish)
2016 – The Hunt for the Green Boomerang (Singapore: Marshall Cavendish)
2015 – Marina Bay Sins (Singapore: Marshall Cavendish)
2016 – Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize
FROM CARRIE CHEAH, ENGLISH TEACHER
ANGLO-CHINESE SCHOOL (INTERNATIONAL)
“It was a most informative session and my student writers enjoyed the workshop very much. It was a success; given that it was a Friday and the school lessons ended at 3pm, they were all so attentive and participatory throughout the session. We have plans to bring Neil Humphreys back to speak to a different audience.”
WORKSHOPS BY NEIL HUMPHREYS
HOW TO WRITE FUNNY (AND GET AWAY WITH IT!)
For: all students; min. 10 pax
Availability: 3 hours per session; one session only
Description: Best-selling author Neil Humphreys gets asked two questions more than any others. First, how do you write a best-seller? And second, how do you write funny? In an entertaining and informative workshop, Humphreys will address both questions. Combining funny stories with examples from his own work, Humphreys will offer clear and concise tips on developing witty, engaging narratives. He will then invite students to write their own entertaining short stories and snippets, which he will read and provide positive, constructive feedback for.
Learning Outcomes: how to write a narrative that is both witty and engaging
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