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Superstars of Singapore Fiction
6:45 PM18:45

Superstars of Singapore Fiction

Join us for an evening celebrating some of the best contemporary Singaporean writing with three authors who have uniquely captured the essence of Singapore in their books. Our panel consists of award-winning author Sharlene Teo whose debut novel Ponti has received endorsements from the likes of Ian McEwan, author and journalist Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan whose Paul Theroux endorsed novel, Sarong Party Girls, spent 31 weeks on Singapore’s bestseller list, and Jing-Jing Lee whose debut novel, How We Disappeared, has received glowing reviews from publications such as the Financial Times and endorsements from writers such as Xinran. 

The authors will explore the different aspects of Singaporean culture that appear in their writing, including food, language and heritage, as well as discuss the contemporary Singaporean literature scene. 

You will also be able to sample some delicious Singaporean-inspired drinks and canapés, kindly sponsored by the High Commission of the Republic of Singapore, as part of your ticket price.

This event is part of the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2019. #AsiaLitFest

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Edinburgh Festival
10:15 AM10:15

Edinburgh Festival

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Madeleine Bunting & Jing-Jing Lee at the Spiegel Tent


War-time family secrets lie at the heart of Madeleine Bunting and Jing-Jing Lee’s debut novels. Award-winning journalist Bunting’s Island Song focuses on families under siege in Nazi-held Guernsey. Lee’s How We Disappeared begins in the author's native Singapore as it's under attack from Japan in 1942; decades later a deathbed confession sparks a chain of haunting events. Hear them discuss their fresh takes on the past.

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