Sunday, May 16, 2010

Youngest Author?

The New Sunday Times today carries the story of Victoria Siaw Wei Yah who is publishing her second collection of short stories : Tales of Fantasy. What's so remarkable about that, you may ask?

Well, the young lady in question is just 14 years old and received a RM10,000 grant for her latest project from the Sarawak Foundation. Proceeds from the book are going to a charity for autism - her 20 year old brother is autistic. And autism is going to be the subject of her next book.

We last discussed the phenomena of very young writers here.

(The picture left, was taken when Victoria was 12.)


Fadzlishah Johanabas said...

Awesome news, and for a good cause, too!

Anonymous said...

Yet another "youngest author" ? how many do we have now? :)