Elaine Chiew: The Case for Short Stories at Singapore Writers Festival


Elaine Chiew, author of The Heartsick Diaspora, will feature in two events at this year’s Singapore Writers Festival.

The Case for Short Stories will see Elaine in conversation with authors Sharon Bala (The Boat People) and Barrie Sherwood (The Pillow Book of Lady Kasa, Escape from Amsterdam, The Angel Tiger and other stories). They will put forth the case for why short stories should still be read, why the form is relevant in today’s age, and discuss the decisions that go into putting together a compelling short story collection.

Elaine Chiew is a writer and a visual arts researcher, and editor of Cooked Up: Food Fiction From Around the World (New Internationalist, 2015). Twice winner of the Bridport Short Story Competition, she has published numerous stories in anthologies in the UK, US and Singapore. Elaine lives in Singapore and her book The Heartsick Diaspora, and other stories, will be published by Myriad in 2020.

This event will run on the 2nd November from 3 pm – 4 pm at The Arts House. Tickets are S$25 and can be bought HERE.

The second event, titled The Plausibility of Passion is on the 9th November and also takes place at The Arts House. You can read more on this event HERE.