Wednesday, August 30, 2006

SOMETHING NEW! ... Tinling CHOONG's FireWife (2007)

SO who’ll be the next Malaysian to make it big in the literary world of the West. We’ve had Beth Yahp [The Crocodile Fury (1992)], Yang-May Ooi [The Flame Tree (1998) and Mindgame (2000)], Rani Manicka [The Rice Mother (2002) and Touching Earth (2004)], Vyvyane Loh [Breaking the Tongue (2004)] and Tash Aw [The Harmony Silk Factory (2005)] in quick succession. There’s a new literary voice on the horizon ... and her name is TINLING CHOONG. And her book: FIREWIFE (Nan A. Talese, January 2007).

BORN and raised in Penang, Malaysia, Choong received a B.A. from Wellesley College, and is working towards her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University. FireWife is her publishing début. Keep a lookout for it!


Blogger bibliobibuli said...

wowee! how did you discover this, eric?

Wednesday, August 30, 2006 8:05:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Always a pleasure to receive feedback from you. I found Tinling Choong from the publisher's website. You may check out for more details.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006 5:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Tinling said...

Hi, Eric. My publisher forwarded me your email. Thank you for your kind words. And I googled you. What a lovely blogsite you have here. And, thank you for blogging FireWife!! I hope you will have a chance to read it. It's slated for publication around Jan 23, 2007. Look forward to hearing your comments.

Thursday, August 31, 2006 5:29:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Hello Tinling - So very nice to hear from you. And thanks for your kind words. I look forward to reading your book once it comes out. All the best.

Thursday, August 31, 2006 6:03:00 AM  
Blogger Ted Mahsun said...

What a nice discovery! And how much nicer it is to have the author herself comment on your blog?!

Am looking forward to read the book. Thanks very much for highlighting this, Eric.

Thursday, August 31, 2006 8:29:00 AM  

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