PROGRAMME DETAILS

Writing Between The Genre Lines

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

11 Nov, Sat 8:30 PM - 9:30 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

Desmond Kon

DESCRIPTION

The received wisdom in the world of book marketing is that genre labels help authors reach out to readers more easily. But what happens when authors produce works that don’t fit neatly into a single category? How does a piece of writing get defined as sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk, dystopian or horror, among other labels? This panel zooms in on the eternal tussle between commercial and artistic concerns.

This session is part of the Speculative Fiction focus.

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.

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Aliette de Bodard lives and works in Paris, where she has a day job as a systems engineer. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Obsidian and Blood trilogy of Aztec noir fantasies, as well as numerous short stories. Recent works include The House of Shattered Wings (winner of the 2015 British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel) and its sequel The House of Binding Thorns (2017), set in a turn-of-the-century Paris devastated by a magical war. 

Aliette de Bodard is featured in the following SWF event(s):
O Thiam Chin

Singapore

O Thiam Chin is the author of five collections of short fiction, most recently Love, Or Something Like Love. Thiam Chin was a recipient of 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 March.

 

Photo Credit: Allan Siew

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