Superstars of Singapore Fiction

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63 New Cavendish Street

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


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.




About Sharlene Teo

Sharlene Teo was born in Singapore in 1987. She has an LLB in Law from the University of Warwick and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, where she received the Booker Prize Foundation Scholarship and the David TK Wong Creative Writing award. She holds fellowships from the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation and the University of Iowa International Writing Program. In 2016, she won the inaugural Deborah Rogers Writer’s Award for Ponti, her first novel.

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About Jing-Jing Lee

Jing-Jing Lee was born and raised in Singapore. She obtained a master's degree in Creative Writing from Oxford in 2011, and has since seen her poetry and short stories published in various journals and anthologies. How We Disappeared is her first novel.

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About Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

Born and raised in Singapore, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is a New York-based journalist. She is also the author of A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family, and edited the fiction anthology Singapore Noir. She has been a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal, InStyle magazine and the Baltimore Sun.

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This event is part of the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2019. Back for its 13th year running, the Festival is bringing some of the biggest names and rising stars from the written word together for a celebration of Asian literature.

Taking place from September to November 2019, the UK’s only pan-Asian literature festival presents words, stories and ideas from Asia and the diaspora. From live performances to public talks and animated discussions, the festival will celebrate Asia – a region that we define as running from Turkey to Tokyo – in all its glory.

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63 New Cavendish Street

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