Supported by the French Embassy Singapore, SWF's Country Focus makes a grand return with its spotlight on France, profiling a wide range of French or Francophone writers, covering topics from fiction, non-fiction, poetry, games writing, and sequential arts. SWF welcomes writers such as professor of literature and psychoanalyst Pierre Bayard; and video game journalist Bounthavy Suvilay.

Film buffs can also look forward to a series of French film programmes and screenings like Quai d'Orsay and Our Lady of the Nile, made possible with the support of the Embassy of France and Institut Francaise. This includes an opportunity to meet French-Afghan writer and filmmaker, Atiq Rahimi, known for his film The Patience Stone (2012) and other novels. Join in the conversations at France-Singapore panel discussions such as Occasionally Fiery, Always Fabulous and A Speck in the Universe inspired by Simone de Beauvoir and Jules Verne respectively.