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Felicia Yap

Felicia Yap’s debut thriller YESTERDAY is being published by Little Brown USA, Headline UK and around the world in multiple languages, including Malay by Buku Fixi. Her novel is about a murder that takes place in a world where most people only remember yesterday. Felicia has been a radioactive-cell biologist, a war historian, a university lecturer, a technology journalist, a theatre critic, a flea-market trader, and a catwalk model. She read biochemistry at Imperial College London, followed by a doctorate in history (and a half-blue in competitive ballroom dancing) at Cambridge University. Felicia grew up in Kuala Lumpur and lives in London. She was selected by The Observer as a Rising Star for Fiction.

My Sessions

Fighting the Future: How Reality is Shaping Science Fiction

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Panels

Culture is, of course, always entangled with the moment in which it is produced. How is our current reality shaping the stories we tell? Writers the world over are, right now, sitting at their desks frantically trying to parse out the shape of what’s to come. The disconnect between creation and context  –  the world […]

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Nite sCool – How to get published internationally

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Nite sCool

Ever wondered what it takes for your debut novel to become a global phenomenon? Novelist Felicia Yap is the author of the internationally-acclaimed thriller Yesterday, recently optioned by Hollywood for the big screen. She will offer an interactive workshop on what it takes to write and publish your first novel, drawing on her experiences of […]

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