O Thiam Chin & Yeo Wei Wei @BooksActually

Two recent #SGLit events at Books Actually:

  • On 5 August 2016, Wei Wei spoke to Cyril Wong about her book of short stories, These Foolish Things. She talked about haunted umbrellas, characters yearning for something more and people as bundles of sensitivity and feelings. I like the lightness and subtlety of much of Wei Wei's prose. 
  • On 22 July 2016, a master of the Singaporean story, O Thiam Chin spoke to Jason Eric Lundberg about his writing process and new novel, the 2015 Epigram Books Fiction Prize winning, Now That It’s Over. The 2004 tsunami is the inciting event of his novel. Similarly, the 2004 tsunami is a key event in Wei Wei's title story in These Foolish Things. He talked about the editing process with Jason, his editor, mentioned that he was influenced by Banana Yoshimoto, and is currently writing horror stories such as this one in QLRS.