Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Meeting Max

My literary Saturday wouldn't have been complete without at least meeting Max Lane over at Silverfish, even if I missed his talk because we were still clearing up at Seksan's, just down the road.

But he was still signing copies of the freshly launched Arok of Java and I drew up a chair and had a really nice chat to him.

Max translated the works of the great Pramoedya Ananta Toer. I've read This Earth of Mankind and A Child of All Nations (the first two parts of The Buru Quartet) and can vouch the for the translations being a pleasure to read.

Deepika interviewed Max in Singapore a few days ago and fills in some of the big gaps I've left here. Go read.

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