In Search of Monsters
DATE / TIME
2 Nov, Sat
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
VENUEAsian Civilisations Museum, Ngee Ann Auditorium
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This session is in English
Using creatures such as the rakshasa and werewolves, these writers spin original tales as allegories for something more. Why do they choose to write about the grotesque and how do beasts and mythological figures speak to us about being human?
Indrapramit Das (Indra Das) is the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning The Devourers, and a finalist for the Crawford, Tiptree, and Shirley Jackson Awards. His short fiction has been widely published and anthologized. He has lived in India, the United States, and Canada, where he completed his MFA at the University of British Columbia.
Photo credit: Rajib Saha
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
Ng Yi-Sheng is a poet, playwright, fictionist, researcher and LGBT+ activist. He won the Singapore Literature Prize 2008 for his debut poetry collection, last boy. Other works include his speculative fiction collection Lion City, the best-selling non-fiction book SQ21: Singapore Queers in the 21st Century, a novelisation of the film Eating Airand the poetry collections Loud Poems for a Very Obliging Audience and A Book of Hims. He also co-edited GASPP: a Gay Anthology of Singapore Poetry and Prose andSanctuary: Short Fiction from Queer Asia. He tweets and Instagrams at @yishkabob.Ng Yi-Sheng is featured in the following SWF event(s):