DATE / TIME
2 Nov, Sat
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
VENUEThe Arts House, Living Room
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Festival Pass Event
This session is in English
These authors hold a mirror up to society to examine the gap between who we are and who we would like to be. What are the dreams of ordinary folk in a fast-changing Asia, and what are our common anxieties?
This session is made possible with the assistance of Sing Lit Station.
Martin Villanueva lives in Quezon City, Philippines, where he teaches creative writing at the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and serves as literary editor of the journal Kritika Kultura. He self-published his first book of poems, Account in 2017, the same year he participated in the Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Programme. His first book of essays, A Pig Was Once Killed In Our Garage, was published in 2019 by ADMU Press.Martin Villanueva is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Fairoz is the co-founder of the award-winning social enterprise, Chapter W. He graduated from Oxford University with a Master of Public Policy (Distinction). His collection of short stories, Interpreter of Winds, was published by Ethos Books in 2019. The book reflects his observations of growing up Muslim in a world where people fail to understand one another, and his belief that the magic and richness of one's culture, as well as its eccentricities, can help narrow this gap in understanding.
Photo credit: Ethos Books
Republic of Korea
Born in 1976, Hwang Jungeun is a podcast celebrity and one of the bright young things of Korean literature, having published two collections of short stories and three novels to date. One Hundred Shadows (2010), her first novel, was both a critical and commercial success. Its mix of oblique fantasy, hard-edge social critique, and offbeat romance garnered the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award and the Korean Booksellers’ Award.
Photo credit: Meenyoung Jung