The British Council along with the Raffles Hotel and Epigram publishers, presented the first Raffles Writer-in-Residence, Pico Iyer, who launched his new book in Singapore in August 2019, with events at Raffles Hotel, Huggs Café and Kinokuniya. This Could Be Home explores Singapore’s heritage through the lens of the future and was written as part of cultural collaboration initiatives for the SG-UK Partnership for the Future.
Below were some public events attended by Pico Iyer during his visit to Singapore
An Intimate Evening with Pico Iyer
Bestselling author and essayist Pico Iyer (The Art of Stillness), dubbed "arguably the world's greatest living travel writer" shared his experiences as a globetrotter and a writer in this special session co-hosted by the British Council and Epigram.
Event was held on 16 August 2019, Friday at 7 pm at Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop, 45 Maxwell Rd, #01-01,The URA Centre, Singapore 069118
Meet-The-Author of 'This Could be Home'
Pico Iyer talked about how travel had helped him see the world in a different light, and what it was really like to spend a night at the Raffles Hotel.
Event was held on 17 August 2019, Saturday at 4 pm at Kinokuniya @ Takashimaya, 391 Orchard Road, #04-20, Singapore 238872