Frontiers of Fantasy: Diving into Superstitions

Conversations  |  SEA Focus  |  English  |  1 hr

13 Nov Sat, 7pm - 8pm
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Do you knock before entering an empty hotel room? What do you do when someone calls your name in the dark? Southeast Asia's many superstitions range from cautionary tales to downright odd practices. Uncover intriguing superstitions and how these curious beliefs were woven into the authors’ fantastical worlds.

This pre-recorded programme is co-presented with the Singapore Book Council and will not have live Q&A.


Nuraliah Norasid is a writer, educator and a PhD graduate in English Literature and Creative Writing from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Her thesis highlighted issues such as marginality, isolation and socio-historical traumas, and eventually resulted in The Gatekeeper, the novel which won the Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2016. Her fiction and non-fiction works have been published in several magazines and collections, including QLRS, Mynah Magazine, Budi Kritik, and most recently Singa Pura-Pura: Malay Speculative Fiction from Singapore.