Chris Quah

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The brilliant mechanics of Pokémon Go

If you haven’t seen it already, you will soon when you are walking down the street. Every person you pass who is fervently looking at their phone is likely playing the No. 1 game in the country right now: Pokémon Go.<p>You might think it’s popular because of the brand. Nintendo, which refused to make …

How to Guarantee that You Stick to Your Writing Schedule (Yes, Drill Sergeant!)

Listen here, punks! Forget what you’ve heard about writing. It ain’t all daisies and soft breezes fluttering through grandma’s lace curtains. You’re …

Creative Writing

'Subversive' book club thrives in Shah Alam and beyond

MALAYSIANS KINI Twice a month, in the evening, a group of people will set up a simple ‘booth’ laden with books and lay out some mats on the grass at …

How the Malay indie publishing mafia sparked a reading renaissance

Holding a hand rail as the LRT sways, a tudung-clad young woman, just out of her teens, barely looks up. She is enraptured as she takes her hands off …

They Said Malaysian Audiences Weren't Ready For Science Fiction Books

Aspiring science fiction author Kushairi Zuradi got tired of publishers telling him that there was no market for science fiction in Malaysia. So the …

Fest to carve a literary legacy

THE George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) returns again this year with an array of interesting programmes from Nov 29 to Dec 1.<p>GTLF held in …

SPIRITS ABROAD is a Popular-The Star Readers’ Choice Awards finalist!

Every year Popular, jointly with <i>The Star</i>, picks out its 10 bestselling titles for fiction and nonfiction respectively and lets readers vote for their …

Awards

Cooler Lumpur: Provocative ideas, tame discussions

<i>An artist illustrates one of the stories displayed at the Hundred/Hundred gallery, which showcased the writings of a hundred young people as part of</i> …

Cooler Lumpur Festival: Can dangerous ideas be agents of change?

What a paradox an idea is? It is the seed that gives birth to change. But it can also be the spark that can start a fire.<p>Great thinkers of the world …

Tracking the future of culture: Cooler Lumpur Festival returns

This year's cool: Among the anticipated luminaries at this year's edition of The Cooler Lumpur Festival are (from left) storyteller Kamini …

Malaysian books boleh! | Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 -- There has been no better time for books by Malaysian authors writing in English.<p>There’s Tan Twan Eng with his Man Asian …

Books

Popular-The Star Readers Choice Awards: Nominees in Fiction

<b>By TERENCE TOH</b><p>When it comes to fiction, local readers like their stories to be as dark as possible. That’s the first impression we get looking at the …

Popular-The Star Readers Choice Awards: Nominees in Fiction

<b>By TERENCE TOH</b><p>When it comes to fiction, local readers like their stories to be as dark as possible. That’s the first impression we get looking at the …

MALAYSIAN WRITERS ARE SO LUCKY!

To any aspiring writer it is a dream to have a book published. Being Malaysian, we are extremely lucky.<p>Local publishers are keen to find new writers …

Malaysian writers make their mark - The Buzz

What great news to see a Malaysian writer on the short list for the illustrious Man Booker Prize.<p>Tan Twan Eng's <i>The Garden of Evening Mists</i> is one of …

Malaysian publisher Fixi wins award at the London Book Fair

<b>The local company was founded three years ago by author/filmmaker Amir Muhammad.</b><p>Local publisher Fixi won the coveted The Bookseller International …

The Battle For Oz: Exitium

The court erupted with angry shouts of agreement. They were urging an immediate action to have her banished to the wastelands and they were not …

Indie publishers Buku Fixi opens first bricks-and-mortar store, Kedai Fixi

<b>Fixi founder Amir Muhammad hopes his bookstore will help people find excitement.</b><p>Amir Muhammad, founder of indie publishing company Buku Fixi, has …

Books

Award-winning local publisher Fixi is on the right track

<b>Publishing books that he likes has stood Fixi founder Amir Muhammad in good stead, even bagging him an award at the prestigious London Book Fair.</b><p>Talk …

Guest Post: Zen Cho on Giving Power to the Powerless in Sorcerer to the Crown

<i>Editor’s note: Earlier today, we debuted the cover of Zen Cho’s buzzed about debut novel,</i> Sorcerer to the Crown<i>, available September 1 from Ace. Zen</i> …

10 things about: Amir Muhammad, indie books ‘godfather’ | Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 ― Many know him for his movies, but independent filmmaker Amir Muhammad also has another passion: writing.<p>Having written since …

Fantasies that Bind: a conversation with Zen Cho & Stephanie Feldman, co-winners of the Crawford…

Fantasies that Bind: a conversation with Zen Cho & Stephanie Feldman, co-winners of the Crawford Award<p><i>by Sofia Samatar</i><p><i>This year, for the first time</i> …

Malaysian author Zen Cho is making waves abroad

<b>The author of Spirits Abroad talks about her work, her inspirations and her ‘Malaysianness’.</b><p>When Malaysian writers make a name for themselves abroad, …

Books

Eight tips on creativity and work from a professional performance artist

1 – Deadlines are your friend<p>Putting pen to paper and coming up with a coherent text has never been an easy task for me, so when invited to participate in a “major book project” and to offer insight and advice to artists starting out in the field, I was flattered but hesitant.<p>Plagued by a horrible …

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