PROGRAMME DETAILS

Voices from the Edge

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

4 Nov, Sun 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
60mins

VENUE

National Gallery Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Tan Joo Hymn

DESCRIPTION

If everyone has a story, and these stories are equally significant, then whose stories are the ones that get told? Each of the speakers in this panel offers alternative viewpoints – for readers to look through the eyes of the disproportionately under-represented, and discover how we can achieve empathy across boundaries of colour and creed. 

FEATURING

Melissa De Silva is the author of Others is Not a Race, about Eurasians in Singapore. It was awarded the Singapore Literature Prize 2018 in the creative non-fiction category. Her fiction has been published in Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Three, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and LONTAR

Melissa De Silva is featured in the following SWF event(s):
O Thiam Chin

Singapore

The author of five collections of short fiction, O Thiam Chin received the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award in 2012, and was 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 Best Fiction at the 2017 Singapore Book Awards. His second novel, Fox Fire Girl, was published in 2017.

Photo Credit: Allan Siew

O Thiam Chin is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Suffian Hakim

Singapore

Suffian Hakim woke up one day and discovered that he had inadvertently grown into an adult. In the ensuing panic, he began a career as a writer. He has authored two novels and is currently working on his third. In 2017, he was the second runner-up for the prestigious Esquire x Montblanc Fiction Writer Prize. 

Suffian Hakim is featured in the following SWF event(s):

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