PROGRAMME DETAILS

Don't Shoot the Messenger

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

4 Nov, Sat 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
60mins

VENUE

National Gallery Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Barrie Sherwood

DESCRIPTION

Where to draw the line between ‘message fiction’ and fiction with a message? Lavie Tidhar, Julian Gough and Dipika Mukherjee analyse the differences between the genres, and the pros and cons of each. 

FEATURING

Lavie Tidhar is the author of many short stories, novellas and novels, including Osama (2011), The Violent Century (2013), and A Man Lies Dreaming (2014). He has won the World Fantasy Award, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, and has been nominated for the Premio Roma. His latest novel, Central Station (2016), won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Locus Award. 

Lavie Tidhar is featured in the following SWF event(s):

Julian Gough is the author of three novels, two children’s books, two radio plays, a stage play, a book of poetry, and the ending to the computer game Minecraft. He has won the BBC National Short Story Award and been shortlisted for an Irish Book of the Year Award, a Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award, and the Everyman Bollinger Wodehouse Prize. His latest novel, Connect, will be published next year. He is a writer-in-residence at Nanyang Technological University.

Julian Gough is featured in the following SWF event(s):

Dipika Mukherjee is a sociolinguist and writer. Her second novel, Shambala Junction (2016), won the UK’s Virginia Prize for Fiction. Her debut novel was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and republished as Ode to Broken Things (2016). She has also published the short story collection Rules of Desire (2015) and the poetry collections The Third Glass of Wine (2015) and The Palimpsest of Exile (2009). She is the founder of Malaysia’s DK Dutt Memorial Award for Literary Excellence. 

Dipika Mukherjee is featured in the following SWF event(s):

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