A sneak peek at what's in store in the April-June 2008 issue of QUILL!
THERE IS LOADS of stuff to work your way through in the April-June 2008 issue of QUILL, the only magazine about books and the reading life in Malaysia and Singapore. Look out for the following stories:
- TAN TWAN ENG, author of The Gift of Rain, advises aspiring writers on how to improve their chances of getting an agent and having their manuscript published in Malaysia and elsewhere
- In “Introducing Wena Poon,” SANTHI GANESAN speaks to the refreshing new voice who is bringing Asian writing to a new place
- “A Magnificent Début”: PREETA SAMARASAN, author of the soon-to-be-released Evening Is the Whole Day, reads Wena Poon’s Lions In Winter and is impressed by its themes
- “Can Marketing Kill the Arts?”: Read what KUNAL BASU has to say about this
- “Meet Dr Tess Gerritsen, the Crime Novelist,” an interview with the international best-selling crime novelist by TAN MAY LEE
- In “Who is the Monster? Dissecting Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus,” JANET TAY explores a favourite classic made popular by movies and remakes and discovers there’s more to it than just a zombie-like creature and terrified damsels
- Also read TAN MAY LEE’s deconstruction of Things as They Are, or The Adventures of Caleb Williams (1794) by Mary Shelley’s father, William Godwin
- DEEPIKA SHETTY speaks to the irrepressible literary polymath Vikram Seth
- “The Museum Without Walls”: South Korea isn’t just about the spirit of Seoul, TAN MAY LEE discovered. Gyeongju is the city that preserves ancient fragments of the Land of the Morning Calm
- Has technology and Big Brother culture created voyeuristic tendencies in the 21st-century society? In “On Whose Watch?,” TOM SYKES suggests that perhaps we’ve had them in us all along
- In “Great Tales and Genghis Khan,” CONN IGGULDEN tells a common story of an uncommon man. Also a one-on-one with Conn Iggulden, the man himself
- In “Chicken Porridge for the Soul,” ALEXANDRA WONG discovers what goes into a pot of homemade chicken porridge
- In “Ouch! I’m Your Boss and You Stabbed Me in the Back!” EUDORA LYNN explores the unkind kinds of things colleagues talk about during office lunches
- In “Art Makes Us,” JANET TAY talks about how it’s the process that matters in the creation of art
- We manage to round up SHARON BAKAR, CHUAH GUAT ENG, DAPHNE LEE, TAN TWAN ENG and ADELINE LOH for a photo shoot in a quiet part of Petaling Jaya
- AND check out TAN MAY LEE’s exclusive The Quill Interview with Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor in Reaching Beyond the Stars!
All these and lots more in the April-June 2008 issue of QUILL!
Next Issue: July-September 2008