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Author Event with Yeoh Jo-Ann

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

RM10

Catch award-winning Malaysian author Yeoh Jo-Ann at Lit Books on 27 April! She’ll be talking about her new book, Deplorable Conversations with Cats and Other Distractions, and how she’s evolved as a writer since her first book, Impractical Uses of Cake, which won the 2018 Epigram Books Fiction Prize. Tickets are RM10, and you will receive a voucher to use on event day.

About the book:
Lucky Lee has everything—wealth, charm, money, good looks—and does very, very little with it. He’s content. He’s happy. He takes for granted that life is good and always will be. But then his sister, the go-getting, successful, famous TV chef Pearl Lee, dies, horribly, and suddenly. Lucky is devastated. As he struggles to live without the big sister who’s always been the dominant, often relentless force in his life, the inconceivable happens—her cat begins to talk to him. It wants to know where Pearl is. It questions his eating habits, his outfit choices, his life. It hogs the TV. It tells him stories. Now grief-stricken Lucky has a major problem: he may very well be mad.

About the author:
Yeoh Jo-Ann grew up in Malaysia and lives in Singapore. As a teenager, she dreamt of being a cat or a rock star, but instead spent most of her adult life working in publishing, somehow ending up as the features editor of a women’s magazine before giving it up for a career in digital marketing. Her first novel, Impractical Uses of Cake, won the Epigram Books Fiction Prize in Singapore in 2018 and has been translated into German (Kroner, 2022). Her short stories have been included in Singaporean anthologies such as Best Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Three, and in 2020, her short story Dog Tiger Horse won the Boston Review’s annual Aura Estrada Short Story Contest. She is currently working on her third novel and hopes to finish it before she turns into some sort of cabbage.

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Lit Books

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P-1-11 Tropicana Avenue, 12 Persiaran Tropicana
Petaling Jaya,Selangor47410Malaysia
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