Huxley, Orwell Invoked at Singapore Writers Festival

SWF_2.jpgOne of the highlights of this year’s Singapore Writers Festival was a witty and entertaining lecture from Adrian Tan and Gwee Li Sui titled “Brave New Animal Farm.” While Tan revisited George Orwell’s “Animal Farm,” Gwee took on Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World,” both trying to put the classic stories into a contemporary Singaporean context.

This was not the first time the two writers have been paired up by the festival’s organizers — they have done the closing debate together several times.

“Adrian is much better at this because he is a lawyer by profession,” said Gwee, a poet, graphic artist and literary critic.

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