Thursday, November 22, 2007

TAN Twan Eng for Breakfast!

a literary saturday at bangsarville

THE 10th MPH Breakfast Club for LitBloggers on Saturday, November 24, 2007, will feature Malaysian novelist Tan Twan Eng, whose first novel, The Gift of Rain (Myrmidon Press, 2007), was released in March 2007 and was longlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, as well as novelist D. Devika Bai, a retired schoolteacher who has published her first novel, The Flight of the Swans (Monsoon Books, 2005).

The U.S. edition of The Gift of Rain will be published by Weinstein Books on May 6, 2008.

Tan Twan Eng and D. Devika Bai will be introduced by Eric Forbes. Janet Tay will be facilitating the session.

Date November 24, 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
Phone (603) 2287 3600

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

There will be no Breakfast Club for LitBloggers in December 2007


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very different covers.

Saturday, November 17, 2007 7:21:00 AM  
Blogger Chet said...


Are there two MPH events this weekend featuring Mr Tan? Apparently, the Events@MPH leaflet says he'll be at MPH 1U on Sunday, 25/11, between 3 and 4pm.

Monday, November 19, 2007 6:49:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Chet - Twan Eng will also be at One Utama on Sunday 25/11 between 3 and 4. You may also catch him on the NTV7 Breakfast Show on Friday morning.

Monday, November 19, 2007 1:14:00 PM  
Blogger bibliobibuli said...

thanks so much for the plug, eric

isn't the us cover of 'gift of rain" lovely? much prefer it

Monday, November 19, 2007 6:17:00 PM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Yes - I much prefer the U.S. cover, too! I will be getting a copy of it for the library when it comes out.

Monday, November 19, 2007 7:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks everyone. Both covers are different but both capture the essence of the books I think.

Tan Twan Eng

Monday, November 19, 2007 9:24:00 PM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Chet - Twan Eng's appearance at MPH One Utama this Sunday has been cancelled.

Monday, November 19, 2007 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like that - Bangsarville!

Thursday, November 22, 2007 3:22:00 AM  

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