february, 2018

21feb7:00 pm- 9:00 pmYale-NUS College Reading Series: O Thiam Chin and ko ko thett7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 16 College Avenue West, second floor of Elm College, follow the signs from the Oculus drop-off point

Event Details

O Thiam Chin and ko ko thett will be reading from their recent work, followed by a Q&A. This event is free and open to the public. A reception in the Writers’ Centre will follow the reading.

O Thiam Chin is the author of five collections of short fiction: Free-Falling Man, Never Been Better, Under The Sun, The Rest Of Your Life and Everything That Comes With It, and Love, Or Something Like Love. O was a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award in 2012, and has been shortlisted for the 2014 Singapore Literature Prize. His debut novel, Now That It’s Over, won the inaugural Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2015, as well as the Best Fiction title at the 2017 Singapore Book Awards. His second novel, Fox Fire Girl, was published in March 2017, and a new story collection, Signs of Life, is forthcoming.

ko ko thett is a poet, poetry editor, translator, and anthologist of contemporary Burmese poetry. His work has been translated into several languages and widely anthologised [Best American Experimental Writing 2016 [BAX 2016], CAPITALS: A Poetry Anthology (2017) and The Borderlands of Asia: Culture, Place, Poetry (2017), among others]. He holds a degree in International Development from the University of Vienna, and is an Honorary Fellow in Writing at the University of Iowa. After a whirlwind tour of Asia, Europe and North America for two decades, thett happily resettled in Sagaing in his native Burma-Myanmar in 2017. thett writes in both Burmese and English. His most recent book in English is “The Burden of being Burmese”, published by Zephyr in 2015.

Time

(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Yale-NUS College Writers' Centre

16 College Avenue West, second floor of Elm College, follow the signs from the Oculus drop-off point

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