Unravelling the Teenage Psyche
DATE / TIME
12 Nov, Sun
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
VENUEHideOut@Funan Showsuite, Junction of High Street and Hill Street
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT
This session is in English
Teenagers are often a bundle of insecurities. How does one capture their flaws without belittling their vulnerabilities in writing? Thirteen Reasons Why author Jay Asher, YA author Simon Chesterman and teen fiction author Pip Harry discuss exploring teen culture through the relatable characters they create.
Jay Asher’s debut YA novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. Its Netflix adaptation was released this year. His second YA novel, The Future of Us, was co-authored with Printz Honor Award winner Carolyn Mackler. His third YA novel, What Light, was released last year. And his first graphic novel, Piper, is out this Halloween. His books are published in 40 languages.Jay Asher is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Pip Harry is an Australian author and journalist, currently based in Singapore. Her debut young adult novel I’ll Tell You Mine won the Australian Family Therapists Children’s Literature award, and her follow-up, Head of the River, was longlisted for the State Library of Victoria’s gold Inky award and shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Literary awards. Harry’s most recent novel Because of You was inspired by several years volunteering with a creative writing program at a homeless shelter in Sydney.
Simon Chesterman is a Professor and Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. Educated in Melbourne, Beijing, and Oxford, he has lived and worked for the past decade in Singapore. He is the author or editor of sixteen non-fiction books, including One Nation Under Surveillance, and You, The People. He also recently published the Young Adult mystery trilogy Raising Arcadia, Finding Arcadia, and Being Arcadia.