Place and Displacement: Finding Oneself in 2018
DATE / TIME
11 Nov, Sun
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
VENUEVictoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall (VTVCH), Victoria Theatre
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This session is in English
In writing her 2006 Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai explores the process that one's place in the world may be coincidental and "just a matter of perspective." In this timely lecture, she examines the writer’s role amidst the current polarised state of affairs, characterised by cultural clashes and a backlash against immigrants. The conversation continues as she speaks with Carolyn Camoens regarding intersections of personal and national, past and present, as well as the stories and people who influenced her acclaimed works.
Photo credit: Jerry Bauer
Born in India in 1971, Kiran Desai received the 2006 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Inheritance of Loss, which was also shortlisted for the Orange Prize. Her first novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, received the Betty Trask Award in 1998.
Photo Credit: Jerry Bauer