Clarissa Goenawan joins Cyril Wong and O Thiam Chin at the Singapore Writers Festival for the panel An Interiority Complex.
These authors reflect on how they delve into the interiority of their characters and balance characterisation with narrative development. What does it mean to write characters with such intricacy, and should it matter if the work becomes more of a character study?
Clarissa Goenawan is an Indonesian-born Singaporean writer. Her award-winning short fiction has appeared in literary magazines and anthologies in Singapore, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, the UK, and the US. Rainbirds, her debut novel, has been published in eleven different languages. Her second novel, The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida, came out in March 2020.