Malaysian author Hanna Alkaf wins US book award, starts 2020 with a bang

Author Hanna Alkaf was named as one of the winners in the Young Adult/High School Literature category for the US-based Freeman Book Awards 2019. Photo: Filepic

Local author Hanna Alkaf has won the US-based Freeman Book Awards for her debut novel The Weight Of Our Sky. The KL-born was named one of the winners in the Young Adult/High School Literature category for her acclaimed novel set against the backdrop of the May 13 riots in Malaysia in 1969.

The other winner under the same category is Philippines writer Randy Ribay for his coming-of-age novel Patron Saints Of Nothing.

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