[SG Author Series] Singapore Literature Book Club

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Category: Read
Availability: 9
Thu, 26 Oct, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (GMT+8)

Central Public Library

Multi-Purpose Room

100 Victoria Street National Library Board


  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults

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From NLB’s Singapore collection comes a book club with a unique local flavour. Discuss books by both well-known and emerging Singapore authors touching on topics close to home. Get acquainted with local literature and discover national literary treasures right here at the libraries. 

In Model Citizens, when an MP’s wife, a maid, and her employer are drawn to connect with one another after a crisis, their interactions result in them evaluating their own lives and the roles they play. Join Singapore Literature Book Club as we discuss the play with playwright Haresh Sharma.

This event is part of NLB's SG Author Series in October.


About the Playwright

Haresh Sharma has been the Resident Playwright of The Necessary Stage since 1990. He was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 2015. To date, he has written more than 100 plays which have been staged in over 20 cities. His play, Off Centre, was selected by the Ministry of Education as a Literature text for 'N' and 'O' Levels.

Haresh has 13 publications of his plays, including Trilogy, Shorts 1, Shorts 2 and Don't Forget to Remember Me. His works have been translated into Malay, Mandarin, Greek and Italian. He was awarded Best Original Script for Fundamentally Happy, Good People and Gemuk Girls at the 2007, 2008 and 2009 The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards respectively.

He is the first non-American to be awarded the prestigious Goldberg Master Playwright by New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2011.  In 2014, he was conferred the Southeast Asian Writers (or S.E.A. Write) Award (Singapore), which recognises and honours literary excellence in the ASEAN region.

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