PROGRAMME DETAILS

Speculative Fiction as Moral Compass

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

10 Nov, Sat 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
60mins

VENUE

The Arts House (TAH), Blue Room
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Khoo Sim Eng

DESCRIPTION

From pursuing immortality to eradicating marginalisation, speculative fiction reveals the deepest desires of humankind. How can the genre prompt readers to assess humanity’s moral progress, and to rethink what could be right or wrong? This panel brings together authors across science fiction and fantasy to discuss the potentialities of the genre.

FEATURING

Victor Fernando R. Ocampo

Philippines - Singapore

Victor Fernando R. Ocampo is a Singapore-based Filipino writer. He is the author of The Infinite Library and Other Stories (2017) and Here be Dragons (2015), which won the Romeo Forbes Children’s Story Award in 2012. His writing has appeared in many publications such as Strange Horizons, Best New Singaporean Short Stories, Maximum Volume: Best New Filipino Fiction, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and LONTAR.

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Rachel Heng

Singapore

Rachel Heng's debut novel, Suicide Club, will be translated in nine languages worldwide and has been featured as a most anticipated summer read by ELLE, Gizmodo, Bitch Media, The Rumpus, NYLON and The Irish Times. Her short fiction has received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention and Prairie Schooner's Jane Geske Award, and has been published in Glimmer TrainThe OffingPrairie Schooner and elsewhere. Rachel is currently a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers, UT Austin.

Rachel Heng is featured in the following SWF event(s):

Nuraliah Norasid holds a PhD in English literature and creative writing from Nanyang Technological University, and works as a research associate at the Centre for Research on Islamic and Malay Affairs, where she studies marginalities and the confluence of religious ideas and secular society. Her debut novel, The Gatekeeper, won the Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2016. She also won the Most Promising Asian Woman Writer award in 2018. 

Nuraliah Norasid is featured in the following SWF event(s):

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