F303. Innovations in Southeast Asian Narratives

D133-134, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Friday, March 29, 2019
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


News from the other side of the Pacific. Short shorts that provide a prismatic look at a Malay-Muslim community. The weaving of reportage and film criticism to investigate the murder of two young film critics. The dueling of two different film scripts in a novel about a massacre. Three authors read and discuss their work. 



Jee Leong Koh is the author of four books of poems and a book of zuihitsu. He is the organizer of Singapore Unbound, which brings Singaporean and American authors and audiences together for conversations about literature and society. He runs the biennial Singapore Literature Festival in NYC.

Gina Apostol's last novel, Gun Dealers' Daughter, won the 2013 PEN/Open Book Award. Her first two novels, Bibliolepsy and The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata, both won the Juan Laya Prize (Philippine National Book Award). Her latest novel is Insurrecto.

Alfian Sa’at is a writer based in Singapore. His published works include three collections of poetry, One Fierce Hour, A History of Amnesia and The Invisible Manuscript; a collection of short stories, Corridor; a collection of flash fiction, Malay Sketches; and two collections of plays.

Laurel Flores Fantauzzo wrote The First Impulse, a nonfiction mystery. She wrote for the New York Times, CNN, and Esquire Philippines, and she was a 2016 finalist for the PEN/Fusion Award. A PhD candidate at RMIT, she teaches at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.


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