Sunday, July 05, 2009

Adeline's Debut

Another of Raman's protogees is interviewed in The New Straits Times today.

Max Koh talks to Adeline Lee Zhia Ern who is just 18 years old and has just publish her first collection of stories, Lethal Lesson And Other Stories, with Silverfish. The book was launched at the bookshops tenth anniversary celebrations last weekend.

It's good to see so much enthusiasm for writing and I hope we hear more of this young lady.


Jason Erik Lundberg said...

What do you think of the fact that an 18-year-old has gotten a collection published? It sounds as if she's a mature young woman, but this seems very young to publish a book of short fiction. Sometimes the question isn't "Can I publish a collection?" but "Should I publish a collection?"

Anonymous said...

Surely, Jason, it is not her age but the quality of her work that should stand up to scrutiny. Come to think of it, the quality of anyone's work, regardless of their age. Haven't read Adeline's work yet but I applaud the drive and commitment that pushed her, SPM not withstanding, to complete her stories to publishable level.