Fiction for the Ignored

Fiction for the Ignored



3 Nov, Sun 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM


The Arts House, Chamber
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This session is in English


Parashar Kulkarni


Depictions of the underbellies of societies can offer intriguing insights into socio-economic realities and struggles. These Festival writers have portrayed segments of society whose stories of struggle often go unheard. This conversation delves into how they utilise fiction to portray the under-represented and explores whether or not fiction can truly play a role in alleviating struggle.

This session is made possible with the assistance of the Embassy of Portugal and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. 


Jorge Franco Ramos was born in Medellín, Colombia. His novel Rosario Tijeras (1999) marked the emergence of one the most promising writers of new Latin American narrative. He also wrote Paraíso Travel, Melodrama, and El Mundo De Afuera, which won the Premio Alfaguara in 2014. 2018's EL Cielo A Tiros is perhaps his most profound and accomplished work to date.

Photo credit: Daniel Salguero

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Krishna Udayasankar

India - Singapore

Krishna Udayasankar is the author of The Aryavarta Chronicles series (Govinda, Kaurava, Kurukshetra), 3, Immortal, Objects of Affection (prose-poetry), and Beast. All of her six novels have been optioned for movies/series by various international producers, including Disney-Hotstar and Phantom Films-Reliance Entertainment. Krishna lives in Singapore with her family, which includes three bookish canine children, Boozo, Zana, and Maya, who are often to be found at her laptop, trying in vain to make her writing better.

Photo credit: Hosea Aryo Bimo Widiotomo Notohadikoesoemo

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

Duanwad Pimwana is the pen name of Pimjai Juklin, a Thai writer who lives in Chonburi on the Gulf of Thailand. Her nine books include short-stories, novellas, poetry and cross-genre fiction. Her writing has appeared in Words Without Borders, Asymptote, and The Southern Review.  Her short story collection Arid Dreams was published in English by Feminist Press, New York, and her novel Bright was published in English by Two Lines Press, San Francisco. Bright won the 2003 Southeast Asian Writers Award. 

Duanwad Pimwana is featured in the following SWF event(s):


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