Singaporean author Alvin Pang will appear on Östlitt’s opening day, taking part in the evening’s poetry readings, and in conversation with his swedish translator for Rámus förlag, Henrik C. Enbohm. The conversation will be held in English.
Alvin Pang (Chinese: 冯啟明; born 1972, Singapore) was named 2005 Young Artist of the Year (Literature) by the National Arts Council Singapore. He holds a First Class Honours degree in English literature from the University of York and an Honorary Fellowship in Writing from the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (2002). For his contributions, he was conferred the Singapore Youth Award (Arts and Culture) in 2007, and the JCCI Foundation Education Award in 2008.
His poetry has appeared at the Poetry Society and Poetry Library in London; and has been staged by professional theatre companies in the US, Malaysia and Singapore. It has also been exhibited in the Asian Civilisations Museum, expressed as sound sculpture, screened on national television, and requested and read on BBC Radio.
Möt singaporeanske poeten Alvin Pang i poesiuppläsning och samtal med sin svenska översättare Henrik C. Enbohm! Pang framträder under fredagen, se program för tider. Samtal och uppläsning hålls på engelska.