YA Fiction Roundtable

YA Fiction Roundtable



10 Nov, Sun 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM


The Arts House, Play Den
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This session is in English


Khoo Sim Eng


The SWF Roundtable series connects our festival audiences with writers in an informal setting to examine a variety of issues surrounding craft, process, and all the things about writing that can energise and infuriate. Bring your burning questions here.

This session is co-presented with Singapore Book Council and is made possible with the assistance of the Embassy of France.


David Yoon grew up in Orange County, California, and now lives in Los Angeles with his wife, novelist Nicola Yoon, and their daughter. He drew the illustrations for Nicola’s New York Times number one bestseller Everything, EverythingFrankly in Love is his first novel. You can visit him at 

David Yoon is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Victor Dixen

France - US

Twice the winner of the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire, the most prestigious science fiction and fantasy award in France, Victor Dixen is the author of several series for young adults: Jack Spark, Animale, Phobos, and Cogito. His father is Danish and his mother is French, and as a child he travelled throughout Europe with them. As an adult, he lived successively in Colorado, Ireland, and Singapore. Today, he shares his time between Paris and New York City with his family and his two inquisitive cats.

Photo credit: Samantha Rayward

Victor Dixen is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Ning Cai

Singapore - UK

Ning Cai is the bestselling author of Misdirection, the Singapore Literature Prize shortlisted memoir Who is Magic Babe Ning?, Game of Thoughts, Magicienne, and Adventures of 2 Girls. Recipient of the 2018 National Arts Council Arts Scholarship, she has a master’s in creative writing from the University of Edinburgh. Her sixth book Manipulation launches in 2020.

Ning Cai is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Joyce Chua


Joyce is the author of the young adult novel, Lambs for Dinner, one of the five winning entries in the Beyond Words: Young and Younger novel-writing competition in 2013. She graduated with an English degree from the National University of Singapore. She is currently working on her next novel, a young adult historical fantasy.

Joyce Chua is featured in the following SWF event(s):


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