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Books 13 Mar 2019 | 8:00 AM

Hanna Alkaf dives into racial riots, mental health on debut YA novel

Instead of a done-to-death dystopian future or typical romance, Malaysian author Hanna Alkaf offers a locally-set young adult novel that looks at one dark day in Malaysian history through the eyes of an unusual protagonist.

Books 15 Jan 2019 | 6:00 AM

Classic folktale ‘Bidasari And The Djinn’ retold in stylish illustrated edition

Publisher Raman Krishnan and storyteller Ninot Aziz put their heads and love for folktales together and produced the beautiful illustrated book 'Bidasari And The Djinn', a retelling of a local folktale.

Books 02 Jan 2019 | 6:00 AM

Updating local folktales like Sang Kancil for modern readers

To keep classic local folktales about characters such as Sang Kancil, Pak Pandir, Mahsuri, the Princess of Ledang Mountain, etc, alive, they have to be re-adapted for future readers.

Books 03 Nov 2018 | 6:00 AM

Malaysian punk rock writer Francis Wolf revisits tattooed memories in new book

Francis Wolf's new book 'Kept In Ink' details his trip to a monastery outside of Bangkok with a bunch of friends he made years earlier in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Books 17 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

VS Naipaul: In the end, only his literary genius matters

V.S. Naipaul, who died aged 85 on Aug 11, was a complicated man who stirred admiration as well as anger with the words he spoke and wrote.

Books 20 Aug 2017 | 6:11 AM

20 (and more!) books that capture the Malaysian experience

Explore the nation’s culture, people, history and influence through some of the best literature on it.