Literary journals have become invaluable platforms for discovering new literary talent as well as showcasing new works from established authors. Three editors, Yong Shu Hoong (QLRS), Clara Chow (We Are A Website) and Jason Erik Lundberg (LONTAR) discuss the importance of literary journals.
Southeast Asia is a culturally rich source of inspiration, with histories rooted in the rise and fall of civilisations and colonialism. Eka Kurniawan is the latest literary star in the region, leading the charge with his ground-breaking speculative fiction novel, Man Tiger. This panel examines the global and regional impact of speculative fiction.
* Krishna Udayasankar (L6) was originally slated to be on this panel, but is unable to appear at SWF this year.
The second panel in particular is basically an unofficial LONTAR panel, since it will be moderated by me, and the three panelists have all been published in our pages (Eka in L6, JY in L3 & L6, and Yi-Sheng in L4–L6). Issue #6 will definitely be available in the festival bookstore run by The Select Centre, as will the brand new issue #7 and all our back issues as well, so be sure to nab your copies and get them signed by our fantastic authors!
Many of our other contributors will also be involved in the festival this year:
- Shelly Bryant (L2)
- Jennifer Anne Champion (L6)
- Clara Chow (L8)
- Tania De Rozario (L5)
- Joses Ho (L4)
- Adan Jimenez (Comics Editor)
- Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé (L4, L6–L8)
- Daryl WJ Lim (L5)
- Christina Sng (L5–L8)
- Cyril Wong (L3, L4, L7)
- David Wong Hsien Ming (L3, L8)
- Daryl Qilin Yam (L2, L3)
Hope to see you there!