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12 November 2022. Following on from a reading in KL on 29 October 2022 organised by Sharon Bakar of Readings KL, I had the privilege of being in conversation with Malaysian literary novelist, Preeta Samarasan at an event in our hometown of Ipoh, generously hosted by Peter Bucher and The Sharpened Word, a local literary organization. Moderated by Aida Nazeri and Dr. Paul GnanaSelvam, our conversation took place in a gorgeously restored heritage building on 22 Hale Street. I revisited my prose poem, Life We Can No Longer See, first published by online literary journal, Cha in 2019 while Preeta shared her latest riveting work, Tale of the Dreamer’s Son, published by World Editions in 2022.

The conversation was particularly memorable as it was attended by our respective parents, our secondary school English teacher, and was our first literary appearance in our beloved childhood town. The local press teaser can be found here.


Writer, avid reader of children's books and mother of two young readers.

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