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PANEL: Sing Lit Fiction Gurus

  • Ngee Ann City 391 Orchard Road Singapore, 238801 Singapore (map)

Math Paper Day, organised by BooksActually, will take place at Kinokuniya. The second of two panels will focus on their fiction titles.

MEIHAN BOEY is a comic book scriptwriter and triathlon enthusiast who has been training to go Super Saiyan for 20 years. She is the Vice President of the Association of Comic Artists of Singapore and one of the writers for Singapore’s snarky first superhero, Singapore Sling, with creator Jerry Hinds. Other publications include children’s novel Armour of Light, ‘alternative’ novel Stupid, and short story contributions to Best of Singapore Erotica (yup) and Tales of an Incorrigible Expat Playboy. Her work is also online in Ombak #1 (Kamui), Fairlight Books UK (Clear Your Plate), and Deadlight Publications (The Adventures of Miss Cassidy). Coming soon (with creator Tan Boon Lai) is a comic book, The Once & Marvellous DKD. Mei isn’t a Super Saiyan yet, but she’s gonna keep trying.

CLARA CHOW’s debut fiction collection, Dream Storeys (Ethos, 2016), was based on architects’ dream buildings. Her stories have been anthologised in The Best Asian Short Stories 2017 (Kitaab) and The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Three (Epigram, 2017). A former news correspondent, she has been writer-in-residence at Toji Cultural Centre in South Korea and the ASEAN Literary Festival in Jakarta. She lives and writes in Singapore with her husband and their two sons.

O THIAM CHIN is the author of five collections of short fiction: Free-Falling Man, Never Been Better, Under The Sun, The Rest Of Your Life and Everything That Comes With It, and Love, Or Something Like Love. He was a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award in 2012, and has been shortlisted for the 2014 Singapore Literature Prize. His debut novel, Now That It’s Over, won the inaugural Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2015, as well as the Best Fiction title at the 2017 Singapore Book Awards. His second novel, Fox Fire Girl, was also shortlisted for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2016.

WAYNE RÉE is the author of Tales From a Tiny Room. He has contributed to LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction and the snackable fiction anthology, Pulp Toast / Roti Bakar. His supernatural western short story, Mr Memphis, was re-imagined as a supernatural wuxia comic, and he was the co-creator of the Yellow Princess kids’ series.

VENUE: Kinokuniya
ADDRESS: 391 Orchard Road #04-20/20B/20C/20E Takashimaya Shopping Centre Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872

27 Jul 2019, 4pm–5pm