My panel is on Sunday 22th June, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. @ the Black Box, a swanky alternative rock and metal venue. Yeah, that’s a subcultural triumph, in a way…
The panel is titled Fringe Voices and here’s the discussion teaser:
From HINDRAF to PERKASA, from COMANGO to Amnesty International, from ISMA to the KKK, what role do fringe voices play in our society? How important are they in driving discourse? What is their role in literature and the arts? Should they be heard? Should they be silenced?
I will be sharing the stage with much more important guests Nay Phone Latt and Jason Ng, two influential bloggers from Burma and China. You will know immediately who you should aim your shoes at.
Also, I have just been featured in another short story anthology published by Amir Muhamad’s FIXI NOVO titled “Lost in Putrajaya”. The book already debuted into MPH Malaysia’s international bestsellers list. Oh yeah.
My story “Lost Highway” – an obvious homage to David Lynch – is a travel story gone wrong. What can happen when you hitch the wrong ride at the outskirt’s of Malaysia’s political capital? Get the book and discover it, together with 13 other interesting pieces of fiction and creative non-fiction.
Pretty cool, as this is the second book I’m in since the beginning of 2014.
The other one, KL NOIR: BLUE, always on FIXI Novo, has sold more than 7,000 copies in three months… again, congratulations to Amir Muhammad for his success in pushing literary sleaze to Malaysia’s young adults.