In 2017, Suffian was second runner-up in the prestigious EsquireXMontblanc Fiction Writers Prize organized by Esquire Singapore magazine and Montblanc for his short story ‘Sang’, a re-imagining of the Sang Nila Utama myth. On National Day the following year, Apple Singapore named Suffian one of their ‘Red Dot Heroes’ for his work in the local literary scene. He has spoken at events such as the Asian Festival of Children’s Content, the Singapore Writers Festival, ReadFest, BuySingLit, Campus Party Singapore and the Cairo Literature Festival in Egypt.