At last - Umapagan Ampikaipakan's bookclub on BFM 98.9 chat with Amir Muhammad and myself is online as a podcast. Here we are talking about Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird (which, if you haven't ever read, well shame on you!) :
There are some other podcasts up from previous week's shows including this one entitled History of the World he talks about books which deal with how it all began :
And here he talks about books which deal with road trips including Neil Gaiman's American Gods classic road novel On the Road by Jack Keroac and and one of my favourite books, Steinbeck's Travels With Charley :
All the books featured should be available from MPH. (The idea is that you should be able to go into the store and find them with a little promotional sticker on. I don't know how this is actually is working out in practice.)
Uma is also working hard to popularise books in the New Straits Times on Wednesdays with his Well-Lit section. The newspaper has had next to no literary coverage for years 9and even when it did, indigestible and inaccessible for the average reader) so this is something to be applauded and supported.
Their looking for their third book ambassador and he should be Indian? It really should be Uma!
Don't forget that Uma will be appearing at Readings@Seksan on Saturday.