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"Quite simply, this latecomer is one of the best debut books of Singapore fiction in 2023."  The Straits Times

"A thoroughly enjoyable and meaningful work of fiction about family, community and the reverberations of migration and displacement." – Balli Kaur Jaswal

"Nine Yard Sarees is an uncommonly rich and precise debut, closely observed, magically empathetic and formally ambitious." – Jee Leong Koh

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Interview with Vogue Singapore


Prasanthi Ram is a Singaporean writer of Tamil descent. She holds a PhD in creative writing, and teaches writing. Her short stories have been anthologised in the Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Five (Epigram Books: 2021) and published online in The Tiger Moth Review and The Willowherb Review among others. She has served as an Essay Reader for Singapore Unbound's arts and culture centered SP Blog (now SUSPECT). She is also the co-founder and fiction editor of Mahogany Journal, an online literary journal dedicated to South Asian anglophone writers in Singapore. Her debut work of fiction Nine Yard Sarees was published in 2023 by Ethos Books.


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