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Author event with Saras Manickam

July 15, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Award-winning Malaysian writer Saras Manickam will be at Lit Books to chat with literary podcasters Honey Ahmad and Diana Yeong of Two Book Nerds Talking about her short story collection, My Mother Pattu. The conversation will be followed by audience Q&A and book signing. Tickets are RM10, and you will receive a RM10 voucher to use on event day.

About the book:
Deeply humane, in turn wry and humorous, the stories in this collection haunt readers with their searing honesty. Meet the extraordinary in ordinary people when they confront the truth of their past and present – and refuse to look away. Authentic and unsentimental, each story celebrates the resilience of the human spirit even as it challenges comfortable conventions about identity, love, family, community, and race relations.

About the author:
Award-winning Malaysian writer Saras Manickam worked as a teacher, teacher-trainer, copywriter, business English trainer, copy-editor, and writer of textbooks, school workbooks and coffee-table books while writing short stories at night. Her various work experiences enabled insights into characters and life experiences, shaping the authenticity that marks her stories. Saras’ story, My Mother Pattu, won the regional prize for Asia in the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Contest. She also won the 2017 DK Dutt Award for her story, Charan. She lives and works in Kuala Lumpur.


July 15, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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