The Act of Theft has been named one of the finalist in the 2014 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition for the Novella. (In 2013 it was a short list finalist.)
Also my novels A Perfect Day for an Expat Exit (finalist 2012) and The Lonely Affair (The Resurrection of Jonathan Brady) were short list finalist for the 2014 Novel category.
Plus I had "three" more novels in the 2014 semi-finals, including The Resurrection of Jonathan Brady (short list finalist above and in 2012), An Unexpected Gift for a Growling Fool (short list finalist in 2013) and The Girl in the Bathtub, (a finalist in 2012, short list finalist 2013 Novel-in-Progress, and a sequel to A Perfect Day for an Expat Exit set in Malaysia).
This is the fourth time that one of my works has made it the Faulkner-Wisdom finals in four different categories: novel, novel-in-progress, novella and short story (“Malaysian Games”, runner up in 2007).
All finalists for the Novella will be sent to the finals judge Moira Crone, a previous Faulkner-Wisdom Novella winner, who has published two novels and three books of stories.
Let’s hope The Act of Theft can pull off a winner.
Update: Winners of Novella and Novel
—Borneo Expat Writer
*Reading out loud to improve your results.
**Six lessons I learned from joining Amazon competition.
Here are links to four of my author to author interviews of first novelists:
Ivy Ngeow author of Cry of the Flying Rhino, winner of the 2016 Proverse Prize.
Golda Mowe author of Iban Dream and Iban Journey.
Preeta Samarasan author of Evening is the Whole Day.
Chuah Guat Eng, author of Echoes of Silence and Days of Change.
Five part Maugham and Me series
Beheaded on Road to Nationhood: Sarawak Reclaimed—Part I