Reimagining Characters

Reimagining Characters



2 Nov, Sat 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


National Gallery Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
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This session is in English


Khoo Sim Eng


Ever encountered a minor character in a novel and thought about what would happen if you retold a story from their perspective? These writers have. Join them in a conversation about the process of reclaiming narratives and how reimagining perspectives can spin a whole worldview on its axis.

This session is made possible with the assistance of the Embassy of France.


Kamel Daoud is an Algerian journalist​ and writer​ based in ​Algeria. He contributes a weekly column to Le Point and his articles are regularly reprinted around the world. ​His novel ​​The Meursault Investigation​​ won the Prix ​Goncourt du Premier Roman 2015. ​In June 2019 he received the Cino Del Duca Foundation World Prize.​

Photo credit: Philippe Matsas

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Brittany Cavallaro is the New York Times bestselling author of the Charlotte Holmes novels, including A Study in Charlotte and, most recently, A Question of Holmes (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books). With Emily Henry, she is the author of Hello Girls (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books). She is also the author of the poetry collections Girl-King and Unhistorical, both from University of Akron Press. She received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her PhD in English literature from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Photo credit: Kit Williamson

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Suffian Hakim


"Knock! Knock!" "Who's there?" "Suffian." "Suffian who?" "Suffian Hakim, Singaporean author of two novels, one a supernatural comedy called The Minorities and the other a parody called Harris bin Potter and The Stoned Philosopher. My books have sold in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Egypt, and the UK." "That's not quite how the joke works, sir."

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