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The Lockdown Chronicles (featuring one of my stories)

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  I'm delighted to have a short story featured in this collection of Malaysian lockdown stories, and flattered (and somewhat discombobulated) to be featured as a 'Malaysian Voice'. Though given that I've lived in Malaysia for almost as long as I've ever lived anywhere, I'll take it, if with a slight sense of being an impostor. That said, I'm not the only non-Malaysian 'Malaysian Voice' featured among the 19 contributors. My story is called MCO - Manicure Control Order.  You can listen to me read a short extract here: The Lockdown Chronicles is available for Gerakbudaya Bookshop in Penang and elsewhere. https://gerakbudayapenang.com/product/fiction-poetry/the-lockdown-chronicles/

My review of Home Groan (various) edited by Anna Tan

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  Read my review of Home Groan on The Vibes

My Review of Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell

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  Read my  review of Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell on The Vibes

My review of Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara

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Read my review of  Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line on The Vibes Bonus facts I didn't have the space or inclination to include in this review: While both Mumbai and Bangalore Metro systems have Purple Lines, Delhi's does not, having a Magenta Line and a Violet Line instead. 

My review of Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman

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  Read my review of Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman on The Vibes

My latest contribution to Mekong Review

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I wrote about my favourite bookshop and my favourite bookseller for the latest edition of Mekong Review. Buy the Mekong Review print edition or anything from a huge choice of books from Gerakbudaya Bookshop Penang

My story shortlisted for the Strands International Flash Fiction Competition

My short story, Seeing Double, was shortlisted for the Strands International Flash Fiction Competition and apparently will be published by Strands in the near future.