Friday, April 06, 2007

And Tash Aw's Second Book Is ...

... X-24, an anthology of short fiction which he has co-edited with Nii Ayikwei Parkes. The collection is published by Lubin and Kleyner, a new imprint of Flipped Eye (which some of you may remember is the publisher of two of the performance poets who have visited Malaysia in the past months - Jacob Sam-La Rose and Roger Robinson).

Writers included in the book Sefi Atta, Naomi Alderman, Daniel Alarcon, Peter Hobbs and Moorish Girl herself Laila Lalani.

I don't know if local bookshops are bringing this in, but I'm tau-pauing it from Amazon.com because a book-addict needs a hit as fast as possible.

10 comments:

Janet said...

Wow, this is great, thanks for the news, Sharon. Who says that short story collections aren't popular anymore? ;) Will definitely look out for this one.

bibliobibuli said...

don't know if the bookshops here bring in books from this publisher ...

Chet said...

Is that Janet from MPH? If it is, get MPH to bring in the book fast-fast, quick-quick, lah.

Janet said...

Hahaha, and there I was trying to be nondescript. Not really up to me but I will definitely pitch the idea.

lil ms d said...

omg. he's written another book? i avent even recovered and we still have work to do!

bibliobibuli said...

not written edited, ms d. calm down. take a big breath

chet - janet was trying to be incognito. i was also going to ask her to run upstairs and ask the marketing department!

Dina Zaman said...

sharon

i cant do the short stories. elvis etc. brains jammed. want to work on a new set of short stories. is that all right? only when i am able to breathe...

bibliobibuli said...

write the new ones. the others can be gone back to when you feel ready. breathing is useful.

Chet said...

Ms J needs a new name.

Bib - "the others can be gone back to ... " Can speak plain English, ah?

bibliobibuli said...

chet - ms d knows what i mean!