The MPH Breakfast Club for LitBloggers at MPH Bangsar Village II
THE INAUGURAL MPH Breakfast Club for LitBloggers meet is on Saturday, February 24, 2007 (the 4th Saturday of the month), at MPH Bangsar Village II in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 11.00a.m.-12.30p.m. Guests include London-based Yang-May Ooi, the author of The Flame Tree (Hodder & Stoughton, 1998) and Mindgame (Hodder & Stoughton, 2000), and the multi-talented Sharanya Manivannan, an up-and-coming poet who is working on her first novel, Constellation of Scars, as well as a full-length collection of poems, Iyari. Both writers are avid bloggers.
Yang-May Ooi will talk about her experience of publishing her novels in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands and how blogging has helped her in her writing. Kuala Lumpur-born Ooi will also talk about her latest novel-in-progress, Tianming Traviata, an off-beat family story told in the first person by a feisty old lady. Yang-May Ooi will be introduced by Sharon Bakar.
Sharanya Manivannan will read some of her poems from her chapbook, Iyari, and her novel-in-progress, Constellation of Scars. India-born Sharanya Manivannan will be introduced by Eric Forbes.
THE 2ND MPH Breakfast Club for LitBloggers on Saturday, March 24, 2007, will feature Xeus, author of Dark City (Midnight Press, 2006), and Lydia Teh, author of Honk! If You’re Malaysian (MPH Publishing, 2007) and Life’s Like That (Pelanduk Publications, 2004). Both writers are avid bloggers.
THE 3RD MPH Breakfast Club for LitBloggers on Saturday, April 28, 2007, will feature Kuala Lumpur-based journalist Dina Zaman, whose new book, I Am Muslim (Silverfish Books, 2007), will be published by Silverfish Books in late March 2007. Dina is a blogger.
THE 4TH MPH Breakfast Club for LitBloggers on Saturday, May 26, 2007, will feature Malaysian Flavours (Pelanduk Publications, 1996) author Lee Su Kim, whose new book, A Nyonya in Texas: Insights of a Straits Chinese Woman in the Lone Star State (Marshall Cavendish, 2007), was published by Marshall Cavendish in early 2007, and David Byck, the author of It’s a Long Way to the Floor (Johnathan Styles, 2006). Both are writers who do not blog.
THE 5TH MPH Breakfast Club for LitBloggers on Saturday, June 23, 2007, will feature Zhang Su Li, an award-winning copywriter who has just come out with her first travel book called A Backpack and a Bit of Luck (Marshall Cavendish, 2007), and Adeline Loh, whose first book, Peeing in the Bush: The Misadventures of Two Asian Girls in Zambia (MPH Publishing, July 2007), also a travel narrative, is being edited at the moment. Zhang Su Li will be introduced by Sharon Bakar while Adeline Loh will be introduced by Eric Forbes.
THE 6TH MPH Breakfast Club for LitBloggers on Saturday, July 28, 2007, will feature Penang-born Tinling Choong, whose début novel, FireWife (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2007), was published on January 23, 2007. Tinling lives in Randolph, Vermont, U.S. She is a blogger.
In January 2007, FireWife was nominated for the Henry Miller Award for the best literary sex scene published in the English language. Congratulations, Tinling!
MPH Bangsar Village II is at Lot 2F-1 (2nd Floor), Bangsar Village II, No. 2 Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2287 3600