I’ve just returned from a short book tour to Kuala Lumpur, the setting for The Concubine’s Child, where I was warmly received by all the readers I met.
I woke the morning of my arrival to a telephone interview with The Straits Times of Singapore. Luckily, there was no video as we were late getting into the hotel after our flight from Melbourne and I was looking a little bleary eyed.
My first appearance was at Lit Books, Petaling Jaya, where hosts Min Hun and Elaine welcomed me with an enormous row of my books sitting in the window! Min’s insightful questions made the Q&A session as entertaining for me as the small but engaged audience.
The following day I fronted a larger crowd in the English Pavilion of Bookfest Malaysia 2018 — a trilingual festival of all things bookish. There I spoke about ‘Gods, Ghosts and Monkeys in Old KL’, answered questions from the audience and signed books.
Several interviews followed with The Star, The Sun and radio station BFM 89.9. I’ll post these on the blog’s News and Media page as they arrive.
A big thank you to Samantha and Jinli from Pansing for their excellent arrangements, the journalists who took the time to interview me, and the readers who came along to hear me speak.