The winners :
- This End of the Rainbow by Adibah Amin (Winner)
- Confessions of an Old Boy: The Dato’ Hamid Adventures by Kam Raslan
- Sweetheart from Hell by Lim May-Zhee
- Honk! If You’re Malaysian by Lydia Teh (Winner)
- As I Was Passing by Adibah Amin
- Malaysian Politicians Say the Darndest Things by Amir Muhammad
More discussion of this to follow, of course.
Short piece in The Star this morning with photo.
(Authors in the pic : (far left) Lim May Zhee, (fourth from left) Lydia Teh, (far right in smart suit) Kam, (next to him) Amir. Adibah wasn't able to attend as she was not well enough.
I had not realised that there were also Bahasa Malaysia awards and that Popular teamed up with Malay language newspaper, Berita Harian to award these!
Anis Ayuni (left) won in the fiction category for her novel Bayangan Rindu, while Fazli Yunus (right) and Datuk Dr. Mohd Fadzil Yusof won in the non-fiction category for Kuasa Hijrah Kuasa Untuk Berubah. (The whole Malay language longlist can be viewed here.)