Breakout: A Gala Reading at the #SWF2018

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Thank you to everyone who attended “Breakout: A Gala Reading” at the Singapore Writers Festival last Saturday, (November 3), and especially to our moderator Stephanie Dogfoot.

It was such a great privilege to be able to share my work in the company of literary luminaries such as Australian poet Adam Aitken; Russian poet and Science Fiction Author Maria Galina; Hong Kong poet and editor of Fleurs des Lettres Law Lok Man, Louise 羅樂敏;  PEN Open Book Award-winning author Nina McConigley from Wyoming in the United States; Sithuraj Ponraj, who won the Singapore Literature Prize for Tamil Fiction; and most especially the magisterial Yoko Tawada who has won numerous Japanese and German literary awards including the Akutagawa Prize, the Tanizaki Prize, the Noma Literary Prize, the Izumi Kyōka Prize for Literature, the Gunzo Prize for New Writers, the Goethe Medal, and the Kleist Prize.

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Our excellent moderator Stephanie Dogfoot

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Isabella with Yoko Tawada

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