Somewhere in Time
DATE / TIME
3 Nov, Sat
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
VENUEThe Arts House (TAH), Blue Room
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT
This session is in English
Invoking a period and place from the past requires meticulous research and even greater imagination. How has writing historical fiction influence or even change these writers’ mindset about what history is? Is there a historical event or period that they would like to revisit? Three authors dive into the past.
Ireland - US
Paddy Hirsch is a journalist and broadcaster, who has worked all over the world reporting on business and finance. His work appears regularly on National Public Radio in the US. The Devil’s Half Mile, a historical thriller set on Wall Street in 1799, is his first novel.Paddy Hirsch is featured in the following SWF event(s):
A foreign service officer and writer, Warran Kalasegaran studied politics at the University of Warwick. He has a Master of Public Policy from the University of Tokyo. His debut novel, Lieutenant Kurosawa’s Errand Boy, was long-listed for the 2016 Epigram Books Fiction prize.
Singapore - US
Kirstin Chen’s new novel, Bury What We Cannot Take, has been named a “most anticipated upcoming book” by Electric Literature, Harper’s Bazaar and InStyle, among others. She is also the author of Soy Sauce for Beginners. An NTU-NAC National Writer-in-Residence in Singapore in 2017, she has received awards from the Steinbeck Fellows Program, Sewanee, Hedgebrook, and the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference.Kirstin Chen is featured in the following SWF event(s):