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Singapore Literature Book Club: Special Session with Meira Chand

  • NLB 100 Victoria Street Singapore, 188064 Singapore (map)

Join the Singapore Literature Book club as we meet with author Meira Chand to discuss her novel A Different Sky. She will also talk about her journey as a writer, especially as one who is of mixed parentage and has lived in various countries. 

Meira Chand is of Indian-Swiss parentage and was born and educated in London, where she attended Putney High School. She later studied art at St Martin’s School of Art & Design, and taught art at an international school in Japan before turning to writing. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Western Australia.

In 1962, she moved with her husband to Japan, living there until the early 1970s when she left to spend five years in India, where she began writing short stories. On her return to Japan in 1976, she wrote her first novel The Gossamer Fly, followed by four more novels set in Japan. A further two novels are both set in India.

In 1997 she relocated to Singapore where she wrote her most recent novel, A Different Sky (2010). On its publication, A Different Sky was a Book of the Month choice by the UK bookshop chain, Waterstones, and was included on popular US personality Oprah Winfrey’s recommended reading list, and was also long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2012.

VENUE: NLB, Visitor's Briefing Room
ADDRESS: 100 Victoria St, Singapore 188064

11 May 2017, 7pm-8.30pm