Celebrate your favourite fiction writers


ARE you a fiction book lover? Do you find solace in the embrace of a captivating romance, get thrilled by mysterious twists, or embark on adventurous journeys through the pages of a good book?

If so, you're in for a treat! The world of fiction is vast and diverse, offering genres ranging from romance, thriller, fantasy, horror to family sagas, catering to every reader's unique taste.

Now, you not only have the opportunity to explore various enthralling titles but also play a role in honouring your favourite authors and writings through the POPULAR – The Star Readers' Choice Awards (RCA) 2024.

Established in 2008, the POPULAR – The Star RCA seeks to celebrate creativity among local authors and contribute to the growth of the Malaysian literary industry by acknowledging the remarkable efforts of writers from all walks of life.

In its 14th edition this year, the awards continue to be a significant part of BookFest @ Malaysia, showcasing a wide array of genres and talented authors.

The selection process involves nominations from the best-selling fiction and non-fiction titles at POPULAR and HARRIS bookstores in Malaysia from the previous year.

Malaysian readers have the chance to select the winners by voting for their favourites from the 10 nominated fiction and non-fiction titles respectively.

This ensures a diverse pool of nominees, reflecting the dynamic tastes of Malaysian readers. The responsibility then falls on the readers themselves to determine the winners by casting their votes for their favourite titles in both fiction and non-fiction categories.

The voting period for the RCA runs from Feb 3 to March 10, providing readers ample time to support their preferred authors.

The excitement builds up as the winners from each category will be unveiled during a ceremony at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) Hall 1’s main stage on April 6, which is held in conjunction with the BookFest @ Malaysia 2024.

To participate and make your voice heard, visit http://bookfest.popular.com.my/?l=12 and cast your votes for three favourite titles in each category for the POPULAR – The Star RCA 2024.

The message is clear: Read to Vote, Vote to Win! And the rewards don't end with the satisfaction of supporting your favourite authors.

By participating, you stand a chance to win a POPULAR RM50 gift voucher and a 1-year POPULAR e-Card membership – a delightful bonus for your book-loving soul.

It's not just about voting; it's about being a part of a literary celebration that brings readers and authors together.

Now, let's take a sneak peek at the nominees for the Fiction category of RCA 2024:

> Norhafsah Hamid - Will You Love Me?

> N.F Afrina - Not Here to Stay

> Amir Muhammad - The Big Book of Malaysian Horror Stories

> Lilian Li - Duet Me Not

> Hanna Alkaf, Margaret Owen - The Grimoire of Grave Fates

> Nadia Khan - Children We Never Had

> Tan Sue Lynn - Heart of the Sun Warrior

> Aishah Zainal - Hades

> Sreedhevi Iyer - The Tiniest House of Time

> Ivy Ngeow - The American Boyfriend

The list is not just a compilation of stories; it's a journey through emotions, cultures, and the boundless creativity of Malaysian authors.

These talented authors have captivated readers with their storytelling prowess, and now it's your turn to decide who will be crowned the winner.

Exercise your power, cast your votes, and be part of the celebration of literary excellence at the POPULAR – The Star RCA 2024.

For additional information about POPULAR and its array of offerings, visit https://www.popular.com.my/.

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