He might also be in Singapore for the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention on 01 – 02 September, though I can’t confirm that.
When I Was A Kid, more or less, charts Boey’s childhood, growing up in Malaysia, with simple yet (often) funny sketches and handwritten notes. Readers of his generation, including myself, can easily relate to some of the things that happened to him way back when.
Will update the schedule if necessary.
In other news:
- Crowdfunded publishing in the Netherlands, where one out of 16 reportedly writes as a hobby.
- Why it's better to improve your writing before getting published.
- Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink, responds to assertions that his book caused in the recession.
- Why the hate - and fear - of Amazon? E-mails by bookstore owners, authors, etc convey angst over threat to a way of life.
- Bruce Springsteen, profiled. Read why he's The Boss.
- The immortal lives of polymaths Isaiah Berlin and Hugh Trevor-Roper.
- "Semi-colons; so tricky." More of an ode than a guide to the punctuation mark.
- Authors in the UK are entitled to royalties for books borrowed from libraries, but not from 'volunteer-run' ones.
- Chinese dictionary refuses to (also) define "comrades" (同志) as "gay".
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