It was a Dark and Stormy Night
DATE / TIME
2 Nov, Sat
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
VENUENational Gallery Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
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This session is in English
From unreliable narrators to mental illness, domestic noir to cold cases, certain plot devices and character archetypes have become formulaic within crime fiction. Three crime writers pick apart the genre to discuss tropes and cliches that they abhor and/or adore.
This session is made possible with the assistance of Literature Across Frontiers.
Caryl Lewis is an award-winning novelist and children’s author. She has also written extensively for cinema and television. She has adapted two of her novels for the screen and her drama credits include working on the Welsh Scandi-noir series Hinterland/ Y Gwyll and being a writer and associate producer on the series Hidden/ Craith for BBC 1 Wales/ BBC 4. The second series is currently in production.
Photo credit: Keith Morris
UK - Singapore
Alice Clark-Platts is a novelist whose crime novels Bitter Fruits and the bestselling, The Taken, are published by Penguin Random House. The Taken was also shortlisted for the Dead Good Reader Awards 2017 for Best Police Procedural. Alice’s latest novel, The Flower Girls, was published by Bloomsbury Raven in January 2019. Alice’s short fiction has been published in numerous works. Her latest story, Lost Boy, was included in the Head of Zeus crime anthology, Deadlier, edited by the author Sophie Hannah. Alice founded The Singapore Writers' Group in 2012 which currently has over 100 members.Alice Clark-Platts is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Ovidia Yu loves reading and writing crime fiction. Her books (Aunty Lee’s Delights, Meddling & Murder, The Frangipani Tree Mystery, The Betel Nut Tree Mystery, The Paper Bark Tree Mystery, and others) are set in Singapore and feature practical, profit focused, food loving Singaporeans solving ghastly murders.
Photo credit: Memphis West Pictures