Date & Time
Date: Thu 20 Apr 2023
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Block F Level 2 #F208, LASALLE's McNally Campus
TypeLecture / Talk
The MA Creative Writing programme will host a reading and discussion with the Singaporean-American novelist Brandon Ying Kit Boey.
Brandon's new novel, Karma of the Sun, is a critically acclaimed work about a 17-year-old Tibetan boy who searches for his father in the Himalayas on the eve of the apocalypse. The novel is based on actual East Asian writings about the end of the world.
About the author
Brandon Ying Kit Boey writes fiction and poetry. His work has been described as literary and atmospheric, often drawing from Asian cosmology and lore. The son of an oil engineer, he grew up moving frequently, never staying in the same place for more than three years. Themes of time and space, and the malleability of both, feature prominently as he has described the attempt “to build a bridge” that can seemingly never be, over an expanse that might otherwise never be crossed.
His poems have been published in literary journals and anthologies, and he is also a writer of plays and short stories. Karma of the Sun is his first novel, and has received advanced praise from Booklist, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Foreword Reviews, as well as The Wall Street Journal, which called the novel “poetically rendered” and a “perfect read for this moody season,” and Locus Magazine, which referred to the book as a “not-to-miss debut from a ridiculously talented newcomer.”
When not at work on his next book, he can be found wandering the backyard woods in his home of Maine or the shelves of his library. Follow him at: Instagram @boeybooks or Twitter @BrandonYKBoey.