Elaine Chiew: The Plausibility of Passion at Singapore Writers Festival


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

The Plausibility of Passion will see Elaine in conversation with author and editor Jon Gresham (In This Desert, There Were Seeds and We Rose Up Slowly) and author Felix Cheong. The three writers will  delve into the boundaries and challenges presented by balancing commercial work with their own creative practice.

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 9th November from 6 pm – 7 pm at The Arts House. Tickets are S$25 and can be bought HERE.

The second event, titled The Case for Short Stories is on the 2nd November and also takes place at The Arts House. You can read more on this event HERE.