PROGRAMME DETAILS

Adapting Literary Classics for Modern Tastes

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

11 Nov, Sun 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
60mins

VENUE

The Arts House (TAH), Blue Room
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Chong Lingying

DESCRIPTION

Japanese artist Harumo Sanazaki adapts Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera into manga; home-grown writer Clara Chow transposes figures from Greek mythology into a Singaporean setting; and Singapore-based Indian author Krishna Udayasankar takes inspiration from the Mahabharata for a mytho-historical trilogy. In retelling, one jettisons certain plotlines or even characters, and adds one's own input. The panel will discuss the intricacies of adaptation.

FEATURING

Since 1980, Harumo Sanazaki has published Angel Wars, Genjl Monogatari, Phantom of the Opera and over 300 books.

Harumo Sanazaki is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Clara Chow

Singapore

Clara Chow is the author of short-story collections, Dream Storeys (2016) and Modern Myths (2018). Having started her career as a journalist, she co-founded online arts and literary platform WeAreAWebsite.com in 2015. A former writer-in-residence at South Korea’s Toji Cultural Centre, she received the 2018 Jane Geske Award for fiction in Prairie Schooner.

Clara Chow is featured in the following SWF event(s):

Krishna Udayasankar is the author of the bestselling series, The Aryavarta Chronicles (Govinda, Kaurava and Kurukshetra), as well as 3 and Objects of Affection. Her latest novel, Immortal, was optioned in one of the biggest book-to-movie deals in Bollywood. Her next book, Beast, an urban fantasy fiction, is forthcoming in 2018 from Penguin-Random House.

Krishna Udayasankar is featured in the following SWF event(s):

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