JosÉ luís peixoto
José Luís Peixoto is one of Portugal's most acclaimed and best-selling contemporary novelists. With a vast work in fiction and poetry, he has received numerous Portuguese and international literary awards, including the Jose Saramago Literary award. His novels are translated in 26 languages.
Liz Jensen is the best-selling author of 8 novels including the eco-thrillers, The Rapture and The Uninvited, and the Hollywood-adapted The Ninth Life of Luis Drax. Her work has been short-listed for the Guardian Fiction Award, nominated three times for the Women's Fiction prize, adapted for theatre and radio, and translated into 20 languages.
Carsten Jensen is a multi-awarded Danish novelist, essayist, and critic. He is the author of the international bestseller We, the Drowned, which has sold more than half a million copies in 20 languages. His critically-acclaimed novels include
Earth in the Mouth and The First Stone, now available in English. He received Denmark’s coveted Golden Laurel for his travelogue, I Have Seen the World Begin. In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious Olof Palme Prize for outstanding achievement.
claire betita de guzman
Founder and Guest Speaker
Claire Betita de Guzman is a Filipina writer based in Singapore and author of novels Miss Makeover, Budget is the New Black, Girl Meets World, and No Boyfriend Since Birth, which was adapted into a TV series in the Philippines. She was a former editor at Cosmopolitan Philippines and Harper’s Bazaar Singapore. She has a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines and has taken writing courses at the University of Oxford in the UK.