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Zen Cho, author of Spirits Abroad.

Malaysian writer Zen Cho co-winner of Crawford Award for fantasy

28 January 2015

‘Spirits Abroad’ wins fantasy award for its uniquely Malaysian speculative fiction.

Marvel Universe ‘ending’ in May

28 January 2015

Big event Secret Wars will bring the 54-year-old comic-book universe to an end.

The Shadow Hero: The tale of the first ever Asian superhero

27 January 2015

Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew’s graphic novel is a fascinating retelling of an almost forgotten character.

Comic reading: ‘Reading voraciously growing up is what led me into the world of film and comedy,’ says Oswalt. — Filepic

Patton Oswalt’s walk down memory lane

27 January 2015

The comedian’s latest book shares memories of learning comedy alongside a ‘gluttonous cinematic consumption’.

This week’s books: Emotions and experiences

27 January 2015

Fiction and non-fiction stories that offer a view of the world through the lives of others.


Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri wins US$50,000 for 'The Lowland'

27 January 2015

Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri missed the 2013 Man Booker prize for her latest book, but she's made up for it in Jaipur.

Knausgaard is in awe of writers who have the courage ‘to speak out against totalitarian or fundamentalist power’. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Kjetil Ree

Karl Knausgård: Freedom of expression is 'a paradoxical and complicated right'

27 January 2015

The acclaimed Norwegian novelist defends the writers and journalists who are paying the price for the freedom of expression.

Boy who wrote book about visiting heaven says: ‘I didn’t’

27 January 2015

Alex Malarkey who wrote 2010’s best-selling 'The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven' now says he made it all up to get attention.

Being critical of made-in-Malaysia books is all about being supportive

25 January 2015

What do you think of books published in Asia? Start a conversation with our columnist in this new monthly focus on local English books.

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' author tongue-tied over Jamie Dornan's sexiness

25 January 2015

EL James talks about the film adaptation of her novel, and whether lead actor Jamie Dornan is as sexy as her Christian.

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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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