Ivan is one of the most celebrated writers in Singapore. He has attained commercial success with works that explore culture and identity. An astute observer, the former journalist employs wit, sensibility and humour to delve into the hearts and minds of people living in the cosmopolitan city-state of Singapore. Ivan's varied oeuvre spans fiction and non-fiction. He uses literature to express societal complexities and expectations.
The writer is also a classically-trained guitarist.