Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Swinging Sister Shirley

Malaysian poet, novelist and critic Shirley Geok-lin Lim will be at Silverfish (67-1 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru) 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Saturday, 25th March 2006.

She will be reading from her latest novel, Sister Swing, a coming-of age story of three sisters who move from a relatively shelted life Malaysia to the harsher realities the United States.

Please R.S.V.P. by 23rd March 2006 to Vasantha/Phek Chin at Tel: (603) 228 448 37 (Admission is free but they need to know numbers! )

And for sure I'll be there. I last met Lim at a literature conference in KL several years back and was lucky enough to participate in a creative writing workshop she ran with New Zealand author Witi Ihimaera. Both were warm and encouraging sharers of their craft.

8 comments:

Cheeky Monkey said...

Is this her first novel? So far, I've known her for her poetry (but am not a poetry fan). I've met her before too at the Canticle concert in Bangsar church. ;D

bibliobibuli said...

she's written one calledJoss and Gold ... if you click on the link there's a pretty complete bibliography

i like her poetry very much but i know that most kids find her monsoon history pretty hard going ... really who choses the poems for the syllabus?

Chet said...

I think she has published a book of short stories. Need to go back and check my library.

bibliobibuli said...

quicker to click the link above chet ...

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Chet said...

Found it. It's called Another Country, a collection of 15 stories, published by Times Books International in 1982. It's probably no longer in print, but should still be in her bibliography?

Cheeky Monkey said...

Sorry, mistook Shirley for another poet I met. ;D -embarassed-