PROGRAMME DETAILS

Excuse Me, Are You a Singaporean Novel?

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

7 Nov, Wed 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
60mins

VENUE

The Arts House (TAH), Chamber
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Dave Chua

DESCRIPTION

Does a Singaporean novel have to fulfil particular criteria, from theme and characterisation to subject matter and setting? Is a novel “Singaporean” because it is written by a Singaporean? Join these authors whose eclectic works traverse a range of genres and topics –  from Meira Chand's multicultural stories set respectively in Japan, India and Singapore to Daryl Qilin Yam’s cosmopolitan mosaic featuring the mythical kappa from Japanese folklore, to Sebastian Sim’s dark comedy of three women embroiled in the aftermath of the Little India Riot. 

FEATURING

Daryl Qilin Yam is a writer of prose and poetry, the co-editor of the SingPoWriMo anthology series, and an arts organiser at the literary non-profit, Sing Lit Station. Long-listed for the 2015 Epigram Books Fiction Prize, his first novel Kappa Quartet (2016) was published in Singapore and most recently in the UK. He is presently working on his second novel.

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Sebastian Sim

Singapore

Sebastian Sim has held a range of jobs: bartender, fast-food outlet manager, insurance salesman, maximum security prison warden and casino croupier. After three Chinese novels in the wuxia genre, he published his first English novel, Let’s Give It Up For Gimme Lao! His second novel, The Riot Act, won the Epigram Books Fiction Prize 2017.

Sebastian Sim is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Meira Chand

Singapore

Meira Chand is of Indian-Swiss heritage. Born and educated in London, she moved to Singapore in 1997 and became a citizen. Her multicultural heritage is reflected in her nine novels. Her 2010 novel, A Different Sky, was chosen as a Book of the Month by British book retailer Waterstones, and was long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2012. 

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