Telling Local Stories for a Global Audience: The Highs, Lows and Alamak Nos
Lecture Hanna Alkaf
In-person * | L16, The Pod | Festival Pass OR Lecture Ticket
Join Hanna Alkaf in this lecture as she shares her experience of writing local stories that have resonated with readers globally, even amidst cultural differences. Hanna will provide insights on the significance of telling stories in your unique voice and the importance of staying true to your own words.
Hanna Alkaf (Malaysia)
Hanna Alkaf is the critically acclaimed author of the Freeman Award winner The Weight of Our Sky, the Kirkus Prize finalist The Girl and the Ghost, and Queen of the Tiles. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Northwestern University and spent over ten years in journalism and communications before trading in nonfiction for fiction. Her next books are the MG fantasy adventure Hamra & the Jungle of Memories (HarperCollins, March 28th 2023) and the YA magic school murder mystery anthology The Grimoire of Grave Fates (Delacorte Press, June 6th 2023). Hanna lives in Kuala Lumpur with her family.
Programme dates and times are subject to change.