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Ishiguro finds it difficult to write novels – ‘It doesn’t come naturally’. Photo: JEFF COTTENDEN

Kazuo Ishiguro on his latest novel

29 March 2015

The very English writer returns with a very English tale in The Buried Giant.

The legendary William Maxwell ‘Max’ Evarts Perkins was editor for literary greats such as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Thomas Wolfe. – Filepic

An editor should be a writer’s biggest fan, but not in an undiscerning way

29 March 2015

Our columnist replies to a reader who had a bad editing experience and explains why editors are necessary.


Kazuo Ishiguro’s backstory

29 March 2015

A brief bio on the author and a round-up of his books.


Tasty words: Readings@Seksan presents excerpts from short stories about food

27 March 2015

Check out lit event Readings@Seksan in KL tomorrow to hear excerpts from an unusual short story collection themed around food.

Author Akhil Sharma wins Folio Prize for ‘Family Life’

26 March 2015

The Indian-American writer's tale of an Indian migrant family in the US is described by Folio Prize judges as a “masterful novel”.

Man Booker International prize 2015 shortlist announced

26 March 2015

The Man Booker International Prize 2015 shortlist features a surprising and diverse lineup of first-time contenders.

Yes, Prime Minister: Lee Kuan Yew’s books sums up Singapore’s history

24 March 2015

Singapore’s first Prime Minister, in his own words, talks about the country he helped to build.

Robotic tears: The final panel of Avengers 58 featuring Vision crying is also one of Buscema’s most classic scenes ever.

Vision of love: Meet the newest member of ‘The Avengers’

24 March 2015

Who was that red-faced character at the end of ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ movie trailer?

Cecil Rajendra rhyming with his daughter Shakila at their home in Penang in June 1991.

Lawyer-poet Cecil Rajendra’s poetry remains deeply significant through the years

22 March 2015

Veteran lawyer-poet Cecil Rajendra’s work continues to catch life by the throat.

Datuk Muhammad Nor Khalid, better known as Lat, holding up his new book Forever Lat at MPH Nu Sentral.

MPH Best Of Awards 2014: Horror and human interest books emerge triumphant

22 March 2015

Many diverse titles were nominated, with local writing taking many top honours.

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David Hine sketches a comic book villain at the Singapore Writers Festival 2014

Comic books writer / graphic novelist David Hine does an exclusive sketch for Star2's SHARMILLA GANESAN at the Singapore Writers Festival 2014.


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