Superheroines: Female Protagonists In Speculative Fiction
DATE / TIME
12 Nov, Sun
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
VENUEThe Arts House, Chamber
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT
This session is in English
In the traditionally male-dominated genre that is speculative fiction, how has gender been portrayed over the years? Three writers discuss gender stereotyping in the genre, and how they defy conventions with their female protagonists.
This session is part of the Speculative Fiction focus and is made possible with the assistance of the U.S. Embassy Singapore.
Singapore - Canada
Lydia Kwa was born in Singapore and has lived in Canada since 1980. She has published three novels: This Place Called Absence (2000), The Walking Boy (2005) and Pulse (2014). Her two books of poetry are The Colours of Heroines (1994) and sinuous (2013). A new novel, Oracle Bone, is out this year in Vancouver.Lydia Kwa is featured in the following SWF event(s):
New York Times bestselling author Marjorie Liu writes novels and comic books. Her work with Marvel includes X-23, Black Widow, and Astonishing X-Men, which was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. Her novels include the urban fantasy series Hunter Kiss and the paranormal romance series Dirk & Steele. Her newest work is Monstress, a creator-owned comic book series with Japanese artist Sana Takeda. Monstress and its creative team have been nominated for a combined five Eisner Awards and a Hugo.Marjorie Liu is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Jay Kristoff is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of series The Lotus War, The Illuminae Files, and The Nevernight Chronicle. He is the winner of two Aurealis Awards and an Australian Book Industry Award; a nominee for the David Gemmell Awards, and has been named multiple times in the Kirkus and Amazon Best Teen Books lists. Jay has been published in more than thirty countries, most of which he has never visited. He lives in Melbourne.Jay Kristoff is featured in the following SWF event(s):