PROGRAMME DETAILS

The Evolution of the Singapore Short Story

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

10 Nov, Fri 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
60mins

VENUE

The Arts House, Blue Room
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Koh Tai Ann

DESCRIPTION

Short stories have had a long and illustrious history in Singapore, as seen from the seminal collections of short fiction edited by Robert Yeo in the 1970s to the more recent best-of anthologies by Epigram Books. What are some of the recurrent themes that have characterised Singaporean fiction writing, and what are the new themes that have arisen? What is the future of the short story here? Hear from these writers as they discuss the future of the Singapore short story.

FEATURING

Jason Erik Lundberg

USA/Singapore

Jason Erik Lundberg is the author and anthologist of more than 20 books, including Red Dot Irreal (2011), The Alchemy of Happiness (2012), Fish Eats Lion (2012), Strange Mammals (2013), Embracing the Strange (2013), the Bo Bo and Cha Cha children’s book series (2012-2015), Carol the Coral (2016), and the Best New Singaporean Short Stories series (2013-2017). He is the fiction editor at Epigram Books and the founding editor of LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction.

Jason Erik Lundberg is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Clara Chow

Singapore

Clara Chow is the author of the prose collection Dream Storeys (2016). Her fiction has appeared in Asia Literary Review, Cha, Drunken Boat, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and Columbia Journal. Her play Birth Days won a merit prize at TheatreWorks’ 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2016. She has been a writer in residence at Toji Cultural Centre, South Korea. In 2015, she co-founded art and literary journal WeAreAWebsite.com. Having started out as a journalist, she still contributes columns to The Straits Times.

Clara Chow is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Ovidia Yu

Singapore

Award-winning Singaporean writer Ovidia Yu has written more than 30 plays, children’s books and short stories. Best known for her comic yet touching mystery novels (Miss Moorthy Investigates, Aunty Lee’s Delights, Aunty Lee’s Deadly Specials and Aunty Lee’s Chilled Revenge), Ovidia produced two books this year: The Frangipani Tree Mystery and Meddling and Murder: An Aunty Lee Mystery.

Ovidia Yu is featured in the following SWF event(s):

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