Clarissa Goenawan on 'Rainbirds', her eagerly awaited debut novel


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  • Sunday, 14 Oct 2018

Indonesia-born, Singapore-based author Clarissa Goenawan’s debut novel, Rainbirds (Math Press, March 2018), was on the list of most anticipated 2018 debut novels in publications and portals such as Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan magazine and Goodreads.com. Photo: CHOO

Newcomers to fiction writing are often told, “Write what you know”.

Indeed, many authors tend to write about settings and characters they are familiar with – John Grisham, a lawyer, writes courtroom dramas, Maine-based Stephen King often writes about writers living in Maine, and the late Michael Crichton, who went to Harvard Medical School, wrote mostly about science and medicine.

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