This programme includes a live Q&A towards the end of the session.
Writers / Presenters
Lauren Ho is a reformed legal counsel who writes funny stories. Hailing from Malaysia, she lived in the United Kingdom, France, and Luxembourg before moving with her family to Singapore. She is also the author of Last Tang Standing.
Akshita Nanda is the author of digital all-ages adventure Kallang River Quest, and two novels: Beauty Queens of Bishan and Nimita's Place. Nimita's Place co-won the 2020 Singapore Literature Prize for English Fiction, was adapted for the stage in 2019 by T:>Works, and was shortlisted for the 2019 Singapore Book Awards. Akshita has worked in a cancer research lab, as an editor of books, and is a correspondent for The Straits Times.
Jesse Q Sutanto is the author of Dial A for Aunties, The Obsession, Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit, and Well, That Was Unexpected. The film rights to her women’s fiction, Dial A for Aunties, was bought by Netflix in a competitive bidding war. Jesse lives in Indonesia with her husband, her two daughters, and her ridiculously large extended family.
Christine Chia wrote The Law of Second Marriages, and Separation: A History. She co-edited the anthologies, A Luxury We Cannot Afford, and its sequel, A Luxury We Must Afford. Her work has appeared in the Washington Square Review, The Arts House, and the W!ld Rice play, Another Country.