So that’s four novels that have made the finals or short-list finals in 2012 and 2013 Faulkner-Wisdom Competition in the novel and novel-in-progress categories. Not bad. A fifth book has a chance in the Novella category.
Before entering this year, I revamped my novels and read them out loud, a good way to catch mistakes and sharpen the writing, something I recently blogged about.
* Update: The Girl in the Bathtub also named short-list finalist for novel-in-progress (Gift from the Past) and Act of Theft, shortlist finalist for the novella, so five books into two years!
Here are links to some 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