Main Program | Is All Contemporary Fiction Speculative Fiction?



 
25 Oct 2019 15:45 - 17:00
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Indus. Festival Hub, Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)
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Speculative fiction has lurked in the shadows of the literary scene for years while realism hogged the limelight. Now, as the natural and political spheres crumble around us, speculative fiction’s dystopian worlds don’t seem so different from our own. In this timely conversation, our panelists ask whether we’re now at the point where all contemporary fiction is in fact speculative fiction.

Fiksi spekulatif telah bersembunyi dalam bayang-bayang adegan sastra selama bertahun-tahun sementara realisme menjadi pusat perhatian. Sekarang, ketika dunia dan politik runtuh di sekitar kita, dunia dystopian fiksi spekulatif tidak terlihat begitu berbeda dari dunia kita. Dalam perbincangan ini, panelis kami bertanya apakah kita sekarang berada pada titik di mana semua fiksi kontemporer sebenarnya adalah fiksi spekulatif.

 

Featuring

Astrid Edwards

Astrid Edwards is a writer, teacher, podcaster, director and bibliophile. She teaches writing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, hosts The Garret: Writers on Writing, and serves on …


Michelle Tanmizi 

Michelle Tanmizi is Chinese-Indonesian and international. She is an author, leadership coach and trainer, and a motivational speaker. Michelle’s first work was a poetry book, Truth. Late Dawn is her first speculative science fiction novel …


Krissy Kneen

Krissy Kneen is the award-winning author of the memoir Affection and five novels including Stella Prize shortlisted An Uncertain Grace. She is also the author of Thomas Shapcott Award-winning poetry collection Eating My Grandmother. She has …


Pitchaya Sudbanthad

Pitchaya Sudbanthad is the author of the novel Bangkok Wakes to Rain, published by Riverhead Books (US) and Sceptre (UK). He has received fellowships in fiction writing from the New York Foundation for the Arts …


Claire G. Coleman

Claire G. Coleman is a Wirlomin Noongar woman whose ancestral Country is in South Coast Western Australia. Her novel Terra Nullius won a Black&Write! Fellowship and a Norma K Hemming …



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