Thursday, February 4, 2010

On Being Suchen Christine Lim


On Being Suchen Christine Lim
a dialogue series by BooksActually
moderated by Dr. Gwee Li Sui


Date // 5 February 2010, Friday
Time // 7.30 pm
Venue // BooksActually, No. 86 Club Street


ON BEING is a dialogue series by BooksActually featuring visionaries 
who discuss their lives, influences, and art. 
Moderated by Dr. Gwee Li Sui. Organized by BooksActually.


SUCHEN CHRISTINE LIM is the inaugural recipient of the Singapore Literature Prize for her novel, Fistful of Colours (1992). Her fourth novel, A Bit of Earth (2000), and a collection of short stories, The Lies That Build A Marriage (2007), were short listed for the same prize. A co-authored play, The Amah: A Portrait in Black & White (1986) and a children’s book, The Valley of Golden Showers (1978) had also received prizes. Rice Bowl is her first novel.

A Fullbright Fellow in the University of Iowa’s International Writers’ Program, Suchen has held several writing residencies overseas including International Writer-in-Residence, University of Iowa; University of Western Australia; Moniack Mhor Writer’s Centre, Scotland; and Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.

Born in Malaysia, Suchen lives in Singapore but divides her time between Singapore and writing residencies abroad. Currently working on a novel, two of her books for children will be published this year.

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