This programme is co-presented and brought to Singapore by the Asia Creative Writing Programme, a partnership between the National Arts Council and Nanyang Technological University School of Humanities.
Writers / Presenters
Akhil Sharma is a novelist and short story writer. He has won numerous international prizes, including the International Dublin Literary Award and the Folio Prize. Among his novels are An Obedient Father and Family Life. He writes primarily about the Indian American community and lives in the US with his wife and daughter. He is also a professor at Duke University.
Clara Chow is author of story collections Dream Storeys (Ethos), Modern Myths (Math Paper Press) and Not Great, But At Least Something (Hermit Press).
Sofia Mariah Ma is a Singaporean writer. She was the Regional winner for Asia in the 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, and placed second in the 2021 Golden Point Award (Short Story Category).
Boey Kim Cheng migrated to Australia from Singapore in 1997. His poems have featured in the literature syllabus of the GCE A Level, the HSC, and the International Baccalaureate. Besides poetry, he has published a travel memoir, Between Stations, and Gull Between Heaven and Earth, a historical novel about the Tang poet Du Fu. Since 2016, he has been teaching Creative Writing at Nanyang Technological University.
Astonishingly, no one seems to have realised that Samuel Caleb Wee is really three kids stacked on top of each other under a mustard yellow raincoat. His infiltration of the grown-up world has gone as far as a PhD in English Literature at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where he frequently risks being exposed by suspicious dogs with sensitive noses.