Immaculately researched, Dawn has an encyclopedic recall of all the people, places and mores of the time when Singapore was a nascent colony on the edge of the world. -Think
Welcome readers and writers
Final book in the Quartet is The English Concubine which should be on shelves in April.
An adaptation of my short story ‘Decree Absolute’ featured in “Crime Scene Singapore” which has turned into a ten-minute play entitled “The Same Old Song” is currently in rehearsal for the Short + Sweet Festival in Singapore in November and December. Gala performance 14-17 December at The Esplanade Theatres. Director is Nicholas Chee, Director of Sinema SG. Short + Sweet is an international festival which showcases writers, directors and actors and offers opportunities for new talents to emerge. Check out their website at www.theactorsstudio.com.my
I am participating on the panel “Writers Across Cultures – Fiction Through a Foreign Lense” at the 2011 Singapore Writers Festival (SWF). The SWF is a multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary festival which hosts authors from across the world. Do come down on 29 October between 5-6 at the Arts House to that panel and attend all the other interesting panels and discussions, meet the authors and have a good time. Check it all out at www.singaporewritersfestival.com.
These kind words from Paul Tan, Director of the SWF 2011.
|“In the first three volumes of The Straits Quartet, you have given new life and clarity to a part of Singapore history that many of us have studied in secondary school, if not heard from our grandparents and great grandparents. It would certainly be a great honour if the festival could feature you in this edition and share your writing, your experiences and your knowledge with a larger audience. Indeed, your presence and participation in SWF 2011 would certainly enrich the festival and literary scene of Singapore.”
The Red Thread, The Shallow Seas and The Hills of Singapore, 3 books in The Straits Quartet, are now available on Smashwords and through Amazon Kindle.