Friday, July 27, 2007

Tunku Halim ... Gravedigger's Kiss (2007)

HOT ON THE HEELS of Tunku Halim’s last collection of stories, 44 Cemetery Road (MPH Publishing, April 2007), I am also working on another collection of stories by the Malaysian Prince of Darkness. We have decided to call it Gravedigger’s Kiss: More of Tunku Halim (MPH Publishing, October 2007). Halim has specially written four brand-new stories for this collection of new and selected stories: “Gravedigger’s Kiss,” “Black Death,” “Hawker Man” and “Blue Glass.” Look out for the collection when it makes its appearance sometime in October 2007.

Tunku Halim is also working on a novella called Juriah’s Song slated for publication in early 2008.

MPH Publishing is also planning to reissue his two novels in brand-new editions: Vermillion Eye (to be retitled Vermilion Eye) (MPH Publishing, 2008) and Dark Demon Rising (MPH Publishing, 2008).

Tunku Halim will be making an appearance at the MPH Breakfast Club for LitBloggers on Saturday, January 26, 2008.


Blogger J.T. said...

It has finally been decided. That is a cool cover for Tunku Halim's Gravedigger's Kiss.

Pardon my ignorance but would you explain to me what is a novella? I am still new in "your world". :)

Sunday, July 29, 2007 4:56:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Great hearing from you, J.

I think the cover is not too bad.

What's a novella? Interesting question. There are many definitions of a novella. A novella is something between a short story and a novel. A novella is a LONG short story. It is a SHORT novel.

In publishing, we follow the following guide:

1. A short story should not exceed 20,000 words.
2. A novella has between 20,000 and 50,000 words.
3. A novel has more than 50,000 words.

Sunday, July 29, 2007 5:11:00 AM  
Blogger J.T. said...

Thank you very much for the description. I learned something new today. :)

Hope you have been keeping well.
I may not comment everytime I visit your blog but I am here often.

Take care, Eric.

Sunday, July 29, 2007 10:32:00 AM  

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