|POPULAR Supports Local Authors - Writing Workshop|
| 13 Jul 2015 |
BookFest @ Malaysia 2015, KLCC, Hospitality Lounge 5
|Robert Raymer – The 1st Prize Winner of Readers’ Choice Award 2009
Named as one of the “50 Expats You Should Know in Malaysia” by Expatriate Life¬¬style, Sarawak-based American Robert Raymer has taught creative writing for 13 years at two Malaysian universities and been published over 500 times. His stories have appeared in The Literary Review, London Magazine, Descant, Thema, The Writer and Reader’s Digest. Lovers and Strangers Revisited (MPH), a collection of short stories set in Malaysia, won the 2009 Popular-The Star Readers Choice Awards, has been taught overseas and throughout Malaysia (and in SPM literature, “Neighbours”, translated into French, and one of the stories ("Home for Hari Raya") filmed by Ohio University. His other books are Tropical Affairs: Episodes from an Expat's Life in Malaysia, Spirit of Malaysia, and he was the editor for Silverfish New Writings 4. He has a blog on writing borneoexpatwriter.blogspot.com and a website www.borneoexpatwriter.com
|Dr Lee Su Kim, The 1st Prize Winner of Fiction Category in Readers’ Choice Award 2011
Lee Su Kim is a full-time writer and language consultant. Formerly Associate Professor of English at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Su Kim s research interests are in language, culture and identity. She holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Houston and a Masters degree from the University of Malaya. She is the founding President of the Peranakan Baba Nyonya Association of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor. She was a speaker at the Ubud Writers Festival, 2010, and a previous columnist with The Star.
|Shamilla Ganesan, Chief Reporter from Malaysia No 1 English Papers The Star
Literary Coordinator and Columnist responsible for planning and assigning feature stories, interviews and reviews on books. Also writes the fortnightly literary column 'Booked Out', which aims to read, discuss and write about the books listed in '1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die'. Also includes creating a vibrant social media presence and following for the column.
Kris Williamson is a publishing consultant and writer. Born and raised in Florida's Tampa Bay Area, he fled America when the neo-cons took over, choosing to continue his studies in Australia. Eventually he found his way to Malaysia and has been tolerated there despite the lack of itinerant mat salleh in the 1Malaysia agenda. He has written professionally for a decade but only turned to writing for fun over the last few years. He founded the Southeast Asian-themed e-zine Anak Sastra in 2010 and still edits its quarterly issues. When not writing about himself in the third person, he talks about other people in the third person.