I was interviewed last week by Melanie Oliveiro for her Page Turners podcast at Channel NewsAsia, and the episode has just gone live! In it, I talk about putting together Fish Eats Lion Redux, and give some attention to some of the stories within. It’s always wonderful having a discussion with Melanie, and she asked some great questions, including a few I wasn’t expecting. Fair warning: I’d downed a Red Bull not long before arriving at the Mediacorp campus, so be prepared to hear me talk at roughly nine million miles an hour!
Also, I just realised that I never posted the photos here of the two launches we did for FELR in November 2022. So here you go. (All photos below were taken by Samantha Yap for Epigram Books.)
The first launch was at the Singapore Writers Festival on 12 November. It was well-attended (with Ted Chiang and his wife in the audience) and I was glad that folks dropped by. Suffian nearly didn’t make it because of work commitments, but was able to arrive in time to read from his story. Many thanks to the SWF organisers at The Arts House for giving us a slot to promote the book.
Participants L to R: Jason Erik Lundberg, Ng Yi-Sheng, Meihan Boey, Wen-yi Lee & Suffian Hakim
The second launch was at Kinokuniya‘s main store on Orchard Road on 26 November, and was a raging success! The Crossroads area was absolutely packed, and we spent about 30 minutes afterwards signing copies! A million thanks to Gek Huay for coordinating things, and Kenny Chan for being such a constant source of support for the strange books I’m involved with, as well as everyone at Kino. It’s wonderful to have such enthusiasm for the books we produce.
Participants L to R: Inez Tan, Felicia Low-Jimenez, Jason Erik Lundberg, Cyril Wong and Victor Fernando R. Ocampo
Contributors L to R: Wen-yi Lee, Inez Tan, Felicia Low-Jimenez, Jason Erik Lundberg, Cyril Wong, Victor Fernando R. Ocampo, Wayne Rée, Ng Yi-Sheng and Daryl Qilin Yam (not pictured)