“An uncategorisable, unrelentingly gorgeous tour de force.”
- Michael Copperman, Writer
“Li’s hybrid essays hover elegantly over the field of memory.”
- Jonathan Chan, Poet
“This is the kind of failure we should all aspire to.”
- Tse Hao Guang, Poet
About The Inventors
A history of embarrassments in the garden begins a meditation on the nature of memory. Unfolding alongside notes and marginalia, a ghost story becomes a reflection on grief, remembrance, and identity. Failed writing projects coalesce into a contemplation on the limits of our narratives. The haunting essays in The Inventors explore the stories that we tell ourselves—and the ways in which we constantly invent and reinvent our / selves.
About the Author
Daryl Li is a writer of literary fiction and nonfiction based in Singapore. His first book, The Inventors, is a collection of creative nonfiction published by Rosetta Cultures. His work has been longlisted for the Australian Book Review Calibre Essay Prize and Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, and been a finalist in the Georgia Review Prose Prize. He has won a Golden Point Award for short fiction. His work can be found in publications including Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, NANG, OF ZOOS, Unwinnable Monthly, and Gastronomica.
He can be found on Instagram, Twitter, and Threads at @nonstickpanda.
About Rosetta Cultures
Rosetta Cultures is an imprint by TrendLit Publishing that focuses on championing and bridging languages and the arts across cultures and communities.
Rosetta Cultures is currently based in Singapore, serving local and international readers.
ISBN: 978-981-18-8244-9 (Paperback)
Publisher / Imprint: Rosetta Cultures
Date of Publication: 01 November 2023
Suggested Categorization: Essays, Non-Fiction, Singapore Literature
Format: 19cm (H) x 13cm (W), 272 pages