Thursday, July 26, 2007

MPH Breakfast Club for LitBloggers 6


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: The Dato’ Hamid Adventures (Marshall Cavendish, 2007). All except one of the Dato’ Hamid adventures collected here were first serialised in Off the Edge magazine. Kam Raslan is a writer and director, working in film, television and theatre in Malaysia. A columnist with The Edge weekly and Off the Edge, he hopes to make a feature film of his own one of these days. He shares a collection of essays with Amir Muhammad and Sheryll Stothard in Generation: A Collection of Contemporary Malaysian Ideas (Hikayat Press, 1998).

Tinling Choong and Kam Raslan will be introduced by Eric Forbes. Kenny Mah will be facilitating the session.

Date July 28, 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


Tinling Choong will also be doing a reading at Seksan’s.

Date July 28, 2007 (Saturday)
Time 3.30p.m.
Venue Seksan’s, No. 67 Jalan Tempinis Satu, Lucky Garden, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Readings at Seksan’s is organised by Sharon Bakar, where lovers of all things literary congregate and do readings once a month. Tinling Choong will be appearing with other writers, reading excerpts from their writings, both published and works-in-progress. Jit Murad and Alina Rastam will also be reading. Alina has just released her first collection of poems, Diver & Other Poems (Cricket Communications, 2007). You might like to get your copies of FireWife signed, too.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Eric Forbes and Sharon Bakar for a literarily enjoyable day! Looking forward to more! Keep up the great work!

Saturday, July 28, 2007 4:02:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Thanks for your kind words. Sharon Bakar appreciates your kind words, too.

Sunday, July 29, 2007 4:20:00 AM  
Blogger Chet said...

I did, I got my copy of FireWife signed! And my picture appearing here, too. Argh ...

BTW, no pictures of the two authors together?

Monday, July 30, 2007 8:41:00 AM  

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