Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The 4th MPH Breakfast Club for LitBloggers on May 26, 2007


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 late 2006, and David Byck, the author of It’s a Long Way to the Floor (Johnathan Styles, 2006). David will be sharing with us how practising yoga regularly has positively changed him physically, mentally and spiritually. He will also speak about how he started writing about yoga and read some extracts from his book. Both writers are not bloggers. Both Lee Su Kim and David Byck will be introduced by Eric Forbes while Janet Tay will be facilitating the session.

Date May 26, 2007 (Saturday)
Time 11.00a.m.-12.30p.m.
Venue MPH Bangsar Village II, Lot 2F-1 (2nd Floor), Bangsar Village II, No. 2, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2287 3600

Food and refreshments will be served
All lovers of literature are most welcome


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, forthcoming), 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 indefatigable Kenny Mah will be moderating the session.

THE 6th MPH Breakfast Club for LitBloggers on Saturday, July 28, 2007, will feature Tinling Choong, whose début novel, FireWife, was published by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday on January 23, 2007. Born and bred in Penang, Malaysia, Tinling is working towards her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University. “FireWife,” according to Tinling, “is a story of plight and hope, escape and desire, offering vignettes in the lives of eight Asian women: a photographer, six women she photographs, and a girl travelling in between lives.” In January 2007, FireWife was nominated for the Henry Miller Award for the best literary sex scene published in the English language. And yes, she is a blogger.

Also featured is Kam Raslan who has written his first novel, Confessions of an Old Boy (Marshall Cavendish, 2007). All except one of the Dato’ Hamid adventures collected here were first serialised in Off the Edge. Kam Raslan is a writer and director, working in film, television and theatre in Malaysia. A columnist with the Edge and Off the Edge, he hopes to make a feature film of his own one of these days.

Tinling Choong will be introduced by Eric Forbes while Kam Raslan will be introduced by Sharon Bakar. Kenny Mah will be conducting a Q&A session with both of them.

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


Blogger Kenny Mah said...

Wow, can you believe how fast time has been passing? The 4th BC is up next?

I'm so glad I came for the first one... can't believe how far we've come! :D

Tuesday, May 01, 2007 11:50:00 PM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Yes, how time flies! I can't believe it myself. I am looking forward to the next one.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007 1:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't realise there were so many Malaysian authors!

Thursday, May 03, 2007 7:25:00 AM  
Blogger Lydia Teh said...

Anon, that's partly because Malaysian authors get scant publicity. If you attend MPH's annual authors do in August, you'll see a big crowd of us there.

Thursday, May 03, 2007 5:37:00 PM  
Blogger Chet said...

There are also Malaysian authors published with other publishers, so whatever number you see at the MPH annual do, there are a few more not present because not with MPH.

Sometimes, even tho publicity is scant, books sell. Like Kam Raslan, whose book Confessions of an Old Boy: The Dato' Hamid Adventures, is heading for a second printing. But then, Kam's already well-known because of his column in The Edge, and also work in other media (film, stage, etc.).

Friday, May 04, 2007 8:12:00 PM  
Blogger Lydia Teh said...

Chet, correction. Not all the authors at the MPH annual authors do are published with them. MPH doesn't take care of its own only, there are many authors published by other publishing houses who are invited to take part in the August event.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007 1:09:00 AM  

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