The Secret Lives of Book Reviewers
Presentation Hwee Goh, Low Ying Ping
L16, The Pod | Festival Pass
With a focus on local and Asian books, two authors who regularly write book reviews share why they do it, how they select the books, and how they make their reviews diverse and relevant for their local readership.
Hwee Goh (Singapore)
Hwee Goh was classically trained at the Medill School of Journalism and spent 16 years at CNA before writing 11 fiction and non-fiction books for children. She is also a strategic communications and editorial specialist. Hwee is most appreciated for her experience as a journalist and her insights on reading and writing. Since 2014, she has been known for her bookish content, reviews and author interviews @hweezbooks.
Low Ying Ping (Singapore)
Low Ying Ping is the bestselling author of the middle grade/young adult fantasy series Mount Emily, as well as the quirky and full-filled fantasy adventure story Prophecy of the Underworld. She has written a three-volume English adaptation of the Chinese classic, Journey to the West, for younger children. Her novels have won the Singapore Book Awards and were shortlisted for the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award and the Popular Readers’ Choice Award. She reviews books on Instagram @lowyingping.
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