The Big and Bad: Who Rules The SEA?

Conversations  |  SEA Focus  |  Fiction  |  English  |  1 hr

20 Nov Sun, 6pm - 7.30pm
Festival Pass  - $30
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Every story needs a memorable villain we all love to hate, and there’s plenty to choose from: charismatic serial killers, über-intelligent con-artists, and the sketchy drug cartels of the underworld. Who are some of the big, bad guys in Southeast Asian fiction? In this conversation, we talk about creating compelling antagonists that hit close to home.

This programme is co-presented with the Singapore Book Council.


Joyce Chng's fiction has appeared in The Apex Book of World SF II, We See A Different Frontier, Cranky Ladies of History, Accessing The Future, The Future Fire and Anathema Magazine. Joyce also co-edited THE SEA IS OURS: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia with Jaymee Goh. Fire Heart, a YA fantasy under Scholastic Asia, is published in 2022. 

Find her on Twitter at @jolantru.