My book review of Tash Aw's novel We, The Survivors by Tash featured in the Writing Malaysia issue of Cha

My review of Tash Aw's novel We, the Survivors, is featured in the “Writing Malaysia” issue of Cha
“There are only rich Chinese, and potentially rich Chinese,” writes Malaysian author Brian Gomez in his short story “Mud,” featured in Fixi Novo’s 2013 anthology KL Noir. While the remark is meant to be taken as tongue in cheek, it underlines the common perception that Malaysia’s ethnic Chinese community more

Bedclothes for Beckett - a new short story, featured on The Blue Nibs

I'm delighted to have my short story Bedclothes for Beckett featured on The Blue Nibs

Stan and me - new short story featured on Pendemic

I wrote a little lockdown story called Stan and Me, inspired by two of my more unusual neighbours and the Alan Bennett plays I've been listening to lately. 

You can read it on the Pendemic website

Two stories in Telltale Food

It's an honour to have two pieces featured in Telltale Food, an anthology of food writing that was launched last week at the 2019 George Town Literary Festival.

The collection covers three years and shares many of the submissions for the Fay Khoo award. 

One of my stories included is called Escargots de Bourgogne and relates the pitfalls of assuming too much, whether in cooking or life, and is based on a period I spent on a tiny farm in Burgundy more than thirty years ago.

The second piece is called the Taste of Paradise and is more humourous - or at least that was my intention. It is about coconuts, the salacious advertisements that used to feature on Irish television when I was a teenager in the 1980s, and my now regular consumption of coconuts as a staple of the tropical life I've been leading for the last 15 years.

The launch was great fun and all the contributors present received chopsticks and metal straws and copies of the book and the talented Foo May Lyn treated the audie…

My latest contribution to Mekong Review

Read my latest contribution to Mekong Review here

Tropical Madness and KL Noir on Crime Reads

I'm flattered to get a mention by Paul French in Crime Reads

"This sense of tropical malaise suffuses the fiction in the local published anthology KL Noir (2013). There are exploited migrant workers, angry ghosts, political corruption and the spiritual emptiness of rampant consumerism in air-conditioned mega-malls. Stand out writers include Marc de Faoite, who is also the author of Tropical Madness (2016), an anthology of short stories a number of which are set in the back street underbellies of KL."

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Malaysian Writing in World Literature Today

I'm flattered to be mentioned in Dipika Mukherjee's article about Malaysian English Writing featured in World Literature Today