Preeta Samarasan meets her readers at Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Indonesia
IN CONVERSATION WITH TASH AW AND PREETA SAMARASAN
Oct. 28, Rumah Buku. Taman Baca, 09,00-10.00
Tash Aw, author of Strangers on a Pier: Portrait of a Family, and Preeta Samarasan, author of Tale of the Dreamer’s Son, tell stories of family, race, religion, tradition versus modernity, all with a backdrop of Malaysian heritage. Janet Steele welcomes these acclaimed novelists to speak on their new titles.
IS ALL WRITING AN EXPLORATION OF IDENTITY?
Oct. 30, Alang-Alang. Festival Hub, 16.30-17.30
Writers Fariha Roisin, Preeta Samarasan and Kirstin Chen discuss the identity issues that challenge them as writers, as well as ask how we can move beyond the optics of diversity to enact real, structural change. How does one successfully navigate the nuances and intersections of race, gender, class, and national history?