Monday, January 14, 2013

Face-to-Face with Boey Kim Cheng and Felix Cheong

Come join two of the most outstanding English-language writers that Singapore has produced since independence in this latest installment of Face-to-Face at Select Books on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 2:00pm.

Former classmates at NUS but now engaged in creative pursuits in different lands, the two Young Artist Award winners will read from the latest works and converse with each other and the audience on topics related to literature and home. Felix Cheong is the author of Vanishing Point (Ethos Books, 2012) and Boey Kim Cheng is the author of Clear Brightness (Epigram Books, 2012)

About Boey Kim Cheng
Born in Singapore in 1965, Boey Kim Cheng is regarded as one of the best poetic voices to have emerged the post-independence republic. His four poetry collections - three of which have won national awards - address his own disquiet about Singapore’s rapid change, and the sense of displacement and dislocation that have arisen from that. In 1996, Kim Cheng received the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award in recognition of his artistic contribution to Singapore’s literary scene. He currently resides in Australia, where he teaches creative writing at the University of Newcastle.

About Felix Cheong
Prolific writer Felix Cheong is the author of eight books, four collections of poetry and, most recently, a collection of short stories, Vanishing Point. Cheong has been invited to writers’ festivals all over the world, from Edinburgh to West Cork, from Austin to Sydney, where he reads his wide-ranging, all-encompassing works. He received the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award in 2000 and was nominated for the Singapore Literature Prize in 2004. He currently lectures at various tertiary institutions in Singapore.

Copies of the authors' works will be available for sale at the event.

Date and Time
Saturday, January 19, 2013
2:00pm

Venue
Select Books and Cafe
51 Armenian Street
Singapore 179939
Tel: 6337 9319


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