[Translate to english:] Schuhe auf nassem Asphalt mit Spiegelung eines Körpers
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07. November2021Add to Calendar

A Walk In My Shoes - Khuê Phạm beim Singapore Writers Festival

Panel discussionThe Arts House – Play Den, Hybrid Event1 Old Parliament Ln179429 Singapore
13:30 – 14:30
[Translate to english:] Schuhe auf nassem Asphalt mit Spiegelung eines Körpers
[Translate to english:] Foto von janrye via Pixabay

Lecture Programme of the German Federal Government

The author Khuê Phạm und Souvankham Thammavongsa discuss and contextualise their experiences of navigating foreign lands. Join them as they take you through a walk in their shoes across the Southeast Asian diaspora.

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This programme is co-presented with the Singapore Book Council and includes a live Q&A towards the end.
This programme is made possible with the support of the U.S. Embassy Singapore, Embassy of Germany, the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen and the High Commission of Canada.

Speakers

​Khuê​ Phạm

is a Vietnamese-German writer. An award-winning journalist with the weekly 'Die Zeit', she specialises in features and profiles. Having published the non-fiction book 'We New Germans' (2012) about the second generation of immigrants in Germany, she has recently turned her family's history into her first work of fiction. Her debut novel 'Wherever You Are' will be published this autumn.

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Souvankham Thammavongsa

is the author of four poetry books and the story collection 'How to Pronounce Knife', winner of the Scotiabank Giller prize. Her stories have won an O Henry Award and appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's Magazine, The Paris Review, and Granta. She was born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand and was raised an educated in Toronto.

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Moderation

Melissa De Silva

is the author of the cross-genre memoir '"Others" is Not a Race', which won the Singapore Literature Prize 2018 (Creative Nonfiction). Her writing explores issues of identity and culture through food, memory and forgetting. Her fiction has been published in 'Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Best New Singaporean Short Stories Vol. 3', and 'LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction'. She is currently working on a speculative climate fiction novel.

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Contact

Pia Ströhle

Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart

Telephone: +49.711.2225.0