SWF Fiction Roundtable

SWF Fiction Roundtable



9 Nov, Sat 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


The Arts House, Play Den
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This session is in English


Yeo Wei Wei


The SWF Roundtable series connects our festival audiences with writers in an informal setting to examine a variety of issues surrounding craft, process, and all the things about writing that can energise and infuriate. Bring your burning questions here. 


Suchen Christine Lim’s work includes The River’s Song, The Man Who Wore His Wife’s Sarong, Fistful Of Colours, A Bit Of Earth, Rice Bowl, and Lies That Build A Marriage.  Inaugural winner of the Singapore Literature Prize, she was awarded the Southeast Asia Write Award in 2012. The River’s Song was chosen “100 Best Books of 2015” by Kirkus Reviews (USA) and was Book of the Month in The Sunday Times.

Photo credit: Thomas Langdon

Suchen Christine Lim is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Barrie Sherwood

Hong Kong - Singapore

A native of Hong Kong, Barrie lived in Canada, Japan, and the UK before moving to Singapore in 2013. He is the author of The Pillow Book of Lady Kasa (DC Books), Escape from Amsterdam (Granta), and The Angel Tiger and Other Stories (Epigram). He is assistant professor in the School of Humanities at Nanyang Technological University.

Photo credit: Boey Kim Cheng

Barrie Sherwood is featured in the following SWF event(s):
O Thiam Chin


O Thiam Chin is the author of six collections of short fiction, including the latest, Signs of Life. He was a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award in 2012, and has been shortlisted for the 2014 Singapore Literature Prize. His debut novel, Now That It's Over, won the inaugural Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2015, as well as the Best Fiction title at the 2017 Singapore Book Awards. His second novel, Fox Fire Girl, was also shortlisted for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2016.

Photo credit: Allan Siew

Meira Chand


Meira Chand's multi-cultural heritage is reflected in her nine novels. Her book, A Different Sky was long-listed for the Impac Dublin Award 2012, and was on Oprah Winfrey’s reading list. She has a PhD in creative writing and is involved in promoting young writers in Singapore.

Photo credit: Ng Sok Eng

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


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