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Singapore Writers Festival: Meet author R.L. Stine online

In an email interview, he shared with Yahoo Life SEA his excitement about his participation in the festival.

28/10/2021 10:00:00 AM

“I’m really looking forward to the interview. It’s a chance to reach many readers I have not talked to before,' said R.L. Stine , an award-winning children’s horror story writer.

In an email interview, he shared with Yahoo Life SEA his excitement about his participation in the festival.

for first dibs on shopping dealsNEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: R.L. Stine serves as guest ringmaster at the 2015 Big Apple Circus at Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)His first impression of Singapore

Among this year’s line-up is American award-winning children’s horror story writerR.L. Stine, 78. Stine has created many young adult horror fiction books, making him well-known all over the world. One of those titles isGoosebumps, a series of bestselling books that have sold over 400 million copies so far. The author has also created a new supernatural graphic novel series, Just Beyond, which was picked up by streaming platform Disney+.

In an email interview, he shared with Yahoo Life SEA his excitement about his participation, “I’m really looking forward to the interview. It’s a chance to reach many readers I have not talked to before. I’ve never been to Singapore and never appeared at this festival before. I am very curious as to what questions readers there would like to ask me.”

Story continuesRegarding Stine’s first impression of Singapore, the prolific writer recalled a movie with the title Road to Singapore, “It was a very wonderful comedy movie from the 1940s starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. I’ve watched it a dozen times. I’m sure it bears no relation to the real Singapore!”

On ‘guilty pleasures’ and pandemic hobbyOn his ‘guilty pleasures’, Stine doesn’t think indulging in any pleasures as guilty, “I live in New York City, so there is a great variety of pleasures – theatre, opera, ballet, museums, sports events – to be had. My wife and I really love the city and keep as busy as we can. The restaurants are also amazing here, but can eating be a guilty pleasure?

Like most of us cooped up at home during the pandemic, Stine shared that his reading habit hasn’t changed much.“I have always read every day, before and after the onset of the pandemic. I usually read for a couple of hours every night. Unlike most expectations, I don’t read much horror, and I don’t read many children’s books. I read mostly thrillers and mysteries. I especially like British mysteries from the ’30s and ’40s,” shared the author.

Besides Stine, other writers who will be participating in the festival include:T.S. Eliot Prize-winning poet, Ocean VuongAward-winning comics writer of Ms Marvel, G. Willow WilsonThe beloved host of Queer Eye and author of bestseller Naturally Tan, Tan France

Critically-acclaimed screenwriter and novelist Yan GelingHost of MasterChef Singapore and Chef-owner at Artichoke, Bjorn ShenAuthor of Wet Market To Table and founder of Singapore Noodles, Pamelia ChiaSivadorai Sellakannu, one half of the popular local singing duo, Jack & Rai

Tun Seri Lanang Award-winning author, Hamed IsmailSparrow R Thyagarajan award-winning poet, Geetha Sukumaran Read more: Yahoo Singapore »

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