Who Roam The World? Girls!
DATE / TIME
31 Oct, Sat
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Festival Pass Event
This session is in English
What challenges and joys are specific to the female traveller? Travel vicariously through the stories of four authors in this session as they examine real and fictional female travellers. Join three sisters, an amateur detective, the daughter of a foreign service officer, and a woman who made history as the first female tourist, as they explore the world.
This is a live session, and will be available on video-on-demand replay.
India – Singapore
Ashwini Devare is a former journalist and author of two books. Her latest book Lost at 15, Found at 50 was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 and won the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 Readers’ Favourite Award (English). Lost at 15, Found at 50 is a coming-of-age memoir set against historical political events. Ashwini worked for BBC’s Asia Business Report in Singapore and was a presenter for CNBC Asia in Mumbai, India.
Balli Kaur Jaswal
Balli Kaur Jaswal is the author of four novels, including Singapore Literature Prize finalist Sugarbread, and the international bestseller Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows. Her debut novel Inheritance won the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Australian Novelist award. Jaswal's non-fiction writing has appeared in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan.com, Harper's Bazaar India and Salon.com, among other publications. Her latest novel The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters was released to critical and commercial acclaim in 2019.Balli Kaur Jaswal is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Grace Chia writes prose and poetry, and is the author of several books, including poetry collections, Womango, Cordelia and Mother of All Questions, a short story collection, Every Moving Thing That Lives Shall Be Food, and a novel The Wanderlusters. She is the editor of the Math Paper Press anthology, We R Family, and her writing has been anthologised and translated numerously.Grace Chia is featured in the following SWF event(s):
John van Wyhe
UK – Singapore
John van Wyhe is a historian of science at the National University of Singapore who is an expert on Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace and specialises in the history of evolutionary theories. He is the founder and Director of Darwin Online (http://darwin-online.org.uk/). He has published 16 books and lectures and broadcasts around the world.