Daryl Li

Sometimes writer, occasionally photographer, always curry png enthusiast


I am a writer of literary fiction and nonfiction based in Singapore. Apart from writing, I also do a bunch of odd experimental things. I have an eclectic array of interests that includes translation, film, media, performance, music, architecture, and game design. Occasionally, I tell people that photography is my hobby. Curry png is the best food.

A Few Recent Things...

Failure Machine

I recently held an event, which is billed as... "An evening of literature examining the idea of failure through a personal history of creativity, embarrassment, and rejection." You can read a review of it here.

The Second Link

I contributed a piece to The Second Link from Marshall Cavendish, an anthology of writing on Malaysia and Singapore.

SAD Tales For Sad Kids Booklet

I recently put up the booklet for my 2019 event, SAD Tales for Sad Kids, in digital form. You can get it for free on itch.io or over on my ko-fi.


The Inventors

I'm finally publishing a full-length book! The Inventors is a collection of my literary nonfiction and will be out in 2023 from TrendLit Publishing. Stay tuned for more news.

The Hall of Uselessness

Please also check out...

This is a banner under which I attempt unusual creative excursions, with an emphasis on experimentation and collaboration.