Thirst for Sand is a bold, original story exploring the phenomenon of land-reclamation. Soo Ling, and husband Adam navigate a murky world of speculative investment, that rests tenuously on the production of land that does not yet exist. A city grows into the sea, and a family is changed forever, in this surreal, metaphysical drama.
Will Jamieson grew up in Singapore, left in 2010, and has spent the last nine years returning to it in his writing and his research. He is pursuing a PhD in Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, examining the dynamics of land reclamation in Singapore and sand extraction across Southeast Asia. His work is concerned with the integration of political geography and literary theory through critical creative writing to enhance our understanding of how space is ‘read’ and ‘written’ by capital. He has published fiction in Ambit, critical creative writing in GeoHumanities, and other writing about Singapore in Failed Architecture.