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Bolingbroke-Kent says travelling on a small motorcycle that was recognisable in the region was important.

Riding amidst bombs on the Ho Chi Minh Trail

31 March 2015

British travel writer Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent talks about why she travelled on one of the world’s most dangerous trails. Alone. On a small Honda Cub.

Figuring out the rules of a new world and getting used to novel names and words is part of the fun of reading SFF, says Cho. Photo: DARREN JOHNSON/iDJ Photography

Malaysian author Zen Cho is making waves abroad

31 March 2015

The author of ‘Spirits Abroad’ talks about her work, her inspirations and her ‘Malaysianness’.

The KLAB is where we discover up and coming authors, thanks to independent publishers like Moka Mocha Ink.

The KL Alternative Bookfest 2015 and Art for Grabs

31 March 2015

There were controversial book launches, thoughtful forums, quirky art, and award-winning films at this annual meeting of book lovers and culture vultures. Though some food would’ve sealed the deal.

Orphan Black 1 was the best-selling comic in North America in February, the first time a non-Marvel, DC or Image comic reached the top spot since 2002.

From TV to comics: Boom times for boob tube titles

31 March 2015

Orphan Black among many TV series to make successful jump from screen to page.

Gems in jars: Featured in next month’s Flavours magazine is this capital idea: great bites in old jars —environmentally friendly and supremely portable. Photos: Flavours

Tasty picks from all over are featured in 'Flavours'

31 March 2015

Jar food, a Coca-Cola cheesecake, and Easter eggs are among the many gems featured in next month’s issue of the country’s pemiere food and lifestyle magazine.

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.

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Kazuo Ishiguro’s backstory

29 March 2015

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

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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”.

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