I’m a bit late on the news—I think it’s been out about a month now, but congrats to Lee Su Kim for winning the 2011 Popular-The Star Readers’ Choice Awards for fiction with Amir Muhammad for coming in second with Malaysia-born Singaporean Christine Lim Suchen’s historical fiction A Bit Of Earth
Chan King Nui’s From Poor Migrant To Millionaire, Tina Kisil’s Footprints In The Paddy Field (2010), and Jasmine Yow’s Behind That Shiny Resume.
Last year, I did manage to attend the 2010 awards when my book Tropical Affairs was nominated. Although the book didn’t win (I did win in 2009 for Lovers and Strangers Revisited!), I had a good time meeting with fellow writers Lydia Teh, Khoo Guat Choo, Peggy Tan; and also Christina Chan and the students from SMK (p) Sri Aman, Petaling Jeya, who were adapting my short story “Neighbours” (which I just blogged about yesterday for being used as an assignment in a TESL Masters program ) into a play.
***Here the link to my website, to MPH online for orders for all three of my books, including my latest, Spirit of Malaysia and for Trois autres Malaisie.