At the age of 28,
At the age of 28, Tan Guan Heng lost his sight in a hockey accident. In this semi-autobiographical novel, Tan takes us with honesty and humour into the world of a blind person living in Singapore at the brink of independence. Gwee Li Sui writes in the Afterword of the book, “Ultimately, we must see the heart of this work as a great belief in life, what can hold together and transform all the fragments of self.” Join us as we discuss the book with this inspiring author!
About the Speaker
Tan Guan Heng established the publishing house GH Book Forum in 1965. Previously a columnist for the Sunday Monitor, he has written several non-fiction books and two novels, Night Butterfly (2001) and My Love is Blind (1995). He lost his eyesight after university and has devoted most of his life to community service. A former president of the Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped and the Singapore Association for the Blind, he received the President’s Social Service Award in 2010.
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About Read! Fest 2018
Read! Fest is back for the 5th year running! NLB’s annual literary festival continues to celebrate the joy of reading, this year dedicated to The Pursuit of Happiness. Find your happiness through the many programmes lined up from 22 June – 28 July. To find out more about Read! Fest 2018, visit www.nationalreadingmovement.sg.
About Singapore Literature Book Club
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