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Singapore Writers Festival 2018: Literary Pioneer

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This year, Singapore Writers Festival celebrates Yeng Pway Ngon, Cultural Medallion recipient (2003), three-time Singapore Literature Prize winner (2004, 2008, 2012), and one of Singapore’s most distinguished Chinese-language writers. Having written for over 50 years, Yeng has made immense and significant contributions to the Singapore Chinese literary scene. His works are deeply existential and universal, examining human concerns and failings that are timeless and relatable. Visit the Literary Pioneer exhibition to explore the different realms – social, cultural, and psychological – in Yeng’s works and experience the richness of his literary imagination.

在2018的新加坡作家节, 国家艺术理事会与艺术之家将会呈现新华文学家英培安为今年的文学先驱。英先生是2003年新加坡文化奖得主,2004、2008和2012年新加坡文学奖的得奖者,也是享誉国际的小说创作者。他对新华文学多有贡献,为本地生产出极为珍贵且高质量的作品,可说是新华文学界的典范。艺术之家一楼的空间将会“转化”为英培安的文学空间,带领读者们进入只属于英培安先生及其作品的世界。 展览同时也安排了多场与他有关的活动例如“跨越界限:英培安的小说世界讲座和”于“英培安的文学晚间”,期待与大家一同进入这属于英培安与读者们的文学空间。

 

PROGRAMME LINEUP


Yeng Pway Ngon: Reflections and Revelations

Exhibition | 2 Nov–31 Dec 2018, 10am –10pm | Print & Film Gallery | Free

In this exhibition, you will journey through fictional terrains constructed by Yeng Pway Ngon, one of Singapore's most prominent Chinese-language novelists, poet, playwright and critic known for seminal works such as Unrest and Art Studio. Indefatigable in his pursuit of dissecting the human condition, Yeng has developed a distinct literary style of wry, absurdist humour and a dualistic perspective that interweaves the personal with the social. Encompassing notions of contradiction, hope, regret, and desire, his timeless stories and characters hold up a candid mirror to society, revealing the beauty and flaws of our existence.

英培安:自省与自觉

这个展览将引导你纵横在英培安文学世界中。英培安是新加坡著名的华文作家之一,他的作品丰富,包括小说、诗歌、戏剧和文学批评,代表小说包括《骚动》和《画室》。他的著作着重于探索不同层面的人性,通过歪曲和讽刺幽默的独特风格,带出个人和社会纠结的双层面剖析。环绕着冲突、希望、悔恨和欲望等主题,英培安书中跨时代的故事和主角,真实地捕捉了社会剪影,揭露人性的美丽和缺陷。

 


Crossing Boundaries: The Fictional Worlds of Yeng Pway Ngon

Talk | 3 Nov 2018, Sat, 7pm –8pm | Living Room | Festival Pass, buy tickets here
Featuring: Dr. Seah Cheng Ta 谢征达

Yeng Pway Ngon’s complex and layered novels are often written with sincerity, self-awareness, and social consciousness. Set against a backdrop of rapidly changing social landscapes in Singapore from the 1960s to the 1980s, which saw a growing divide between the Chinese and English educated, his novels explore universal themes such as identity, love, loss, longing, and gender roles through the shifting perspectives of vastly different characters. Drawing on key works, this lecture by academic Dr. Seah Cheng Ta will shed light on Yeng’s unique voice and take you on a journey through his literary oeuvre.

This session will be in Mandarin with some English text translations.

跨越界限:英培安的小说世界

英培安的小说以诚挚、自我和社会醒觉的笔触,勾勒出多层次的结构和多变交错的内容。他的一些小说以1960年到1980年间急速转变的社会为背景,受华文和英文教育者的分裂鸿沟为主轴,通过不同角色视野观点的转变,探讨了身份定位、爱恨情仇、欲望和性别等跨时代和跨界限的主题。在这个讲座上,谢征达博士将通过英培安的代表作品,带你徜徉在他的小说世界,细细欣赏他的写作特色。 

 


An Evening with Yeng Pway Ngon

Reading | 6 Nov 2018, Tue, 8pm –10pm | Blue Room | Free

Join us in a casual and intimate session where Yeng Pway Ngon’s family, friends and associates gather to share cherished memories of Yeng as well as their conversations on literature, philosophy, and life, which have inspired his writings.

与英培安的文学晚间

在这个特别的夜晚,英培安的亲人、前同事、朋友将聚集一堂。他们将以不同的方式,细述与英先生的种种美好回忆和交流,并畅谈英培安的文学与文学之外的种种。让我们在这个特别的夜晚,细细体会和感受英培安的欢乐、甜蜜、苦闷与哀伤。

 


 

ABOUT YENG PWAY NGON
Born in 1947, Yeng Pway Ngon — Chinese language poet, novelist, playwright and critic —is one of Singapore's most prolific authors, and recipient of the Cultural Medallion for Literature in 2003 and the SEA Write Award in 2013. He has published published over 25 volumes of poetry, essays, fiction, plays and literary criticism. His work is noted for its examination of the modern human condition, and has been translated into English, Malay and Dutch. Yeng has also received the National Book Development Council of Singapore's Book Award in 1988 for A Man Like Me, and the Singapore Literature Prize in 2004, 2008 and 2012 for UnrestTrivialities About Me and Myself, and Art Studio.

关于英培安 

英培安,1947年生于新加坡,是新加坡著名的华文作家之一。英先生是2003年新加坡文华奖和2013年东南亚作家奖得主。已出版著作有二十五种,创作体裁包括诗歌,散文,小说,戏剧政治短论,文学评论等等。他的著作着重于探索不同层面的人性,从二元分界中推广出无限的文学想象。他的作品也有经过英语,马来语和荷兰语的翻译。小说《一个像我这样的男人》1988年获得新加坡国家书籍奖,小说《骚动》、《我与我自己的二三事》和《画室》获得2004、2008和2012年的新加坡文学奖。

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