Main Program | Speculative Fiction: Exploring our Future

27 Oct 2022 12:45 - 13:45
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Indus Restaurant. Festival Hub @Taman Baca (Google Maps)

Laura Jean McKay, Norman Erikson Pasaribu, and Sequoia Nagamatsu explore the power of speculative fiction to educate and influence our behavior by ultimately posing the “what if?” question through their works. Through highly imaginative narrative, the genre can encourage us to embrace the vision of a better world whilst at times showing us the darker side of an unimaginable, disturbing future

Norman Erikson Pasaribu attend this session online

Laura Jean McKay, Norman Erikson Pasaribu, dan Sequoia Nagamatsu mengeksplorasi kekuatan fiksi spekulatif untuk mendidik dan memengaruhi perilaku kita dengan mengajukan pertanyaan “bagaimana jika?” melalui karya mereka. Melalui narasi yang sangat imajinatif, genre ini dapat mendorong kita untuk merangkul visi dunia yang lebih baik sementara terkadang menunjukkan sisi gelap dari masa depan yang mengganggu dan tak terbayangkan.

Norman Erikson menghadiri sesi ini secara daring


Laura Jean McKay

Laura Jean McKay is the author of The Animals in That Country (Scribe 2020), winner of The Arthur C. Clarke Award, The Victorian Prize for Literature, an Australian Book Industry …

Sequoia Nagamatsu

Sequoia Nagamatsu is the author of the bestselling novel, How High We Go in the Dark, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and the short story collection, Where We Go …

Mirandi Riwoe

Mirandi Riwoe is the author of Stone Sky Gold Mountain, which won the ARA Historical Novel Prize and the Queensland Literary Award for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Stella …

Norman Erikson Pasaribu

Norman Erikson Pasaribu was born in Jakarta and now lives in Denpasar, Bali. At the age of 23, he won the Kompas Best Short Story Award. His debut collection of …

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