This programme is made possible with the support of the Embassy of Sweden and includes a live Q&A towards the end of the session.
Writers / Presenters
Neil Humphreys is the best-selling humorist and crime fiction author of 25 books. His works on Singapore – from Notes from an Even Smaller Island (2001) to Saving a Sexier Island: Notes from an Old Singapore (2015) – remain extremely popular. His new Inspector Low series takes a Singaporean detective from the Little Red Dot to London. His latest novel, Bloody Foreigners, is an international bestseller.
Håkan has written around 35 novels, ranging from crime to literary. His works have been published in about 35 countries, and have sold around 20 million copies worldwide. A former school teacher, he started his career as an author in the late 80s. Today, at 71 years of age, he remains a tall and friendly chap, who is generally known as the philosopher amongst Swedish crime fiction writers.
Grace Chia is a prolific author of multiple genres. Her published books include poetry collections, womango, Cordelia, and Mother of All Questions, a short story collection, Every Moving Thing That Lives Shall Be Food, three novels, The Wanderlusters, The Arches of Gerrard Street, and White Cloud Mountain, and two nonfiction titles.
Phan Ming Yen is the author of That Night By the Beach and Other Stories for a Film Score (2012). He is also one of the four writers in the collaborative writing projects, The Adopted: Stories from Angkor (2015) and Lost Bodies: Poems Between Portugal and Home (2016), while other short stories have appeared in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore. His poetry appeared recently in the online anthology Atelier of Healing (https://www.atelier-of-healing-anthology.com) and he has a forthcoming article on music during the Japanese Occupation in Singapore for MCCY's Cultural Connections journal.