Author Event: Zen Cho (8pm, 17 Aug 2024)


Zen Cho is no stranger to our bookshop and we are pleased to welcome her again to talk about her latest book, The Friend Zone Experiment, a London-set contemporary romance inspired by the romance, humour and drama of K-dramas. Come join us for an intimate evening where Zen and Min Hun will discuss the genesis of her new book, its departure from her previous work, and how to read steamy scenes in romances without blushing. As usual, there will be an audience Q&A as well as a book signing on the evening. Please book your seats early as our events with Zen are riotously good fun and often sell out quickly. Tickets are RM10 and you will receive a RM10 voucher to use on event day.

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From the renowned, award-winning author Zen Cho comes a delightfully funny romance about family, class, and love in modern London.

On the outside, Renee Goh’s life looks perfect. She’s thirty and beautiful, running a glamorous–and successful–fashion company in London, and dating a hot pop star.

Until she’s dumped.

Estranged from her family in Singapore, too, happiness soon feels a world away. A chance encounter with her first love, Yap Ket Siong, makes her question what she really wants. Then Renee’s father calls from Singapore and offers her the chance to become the successor of the family business, one of the largest conglomerates in Southeast Asia. Her father’s approval would mean everything – if she can fight off the competition of her unpredictable older brothers.

Just as she’s focusing on her future and a possible move back to Singapore, sparks seriously start to fly with Ket Siong, shaking her resolve to keep him in the friend zone. But he left her heartbroken at university – will either of them dare to share their feelings the second time around? Or will family business mean they can’t bank on each other . . .

About the Author:
Zen Cho was born and raised in Malaysia, and presently lives in the UK. She writes historical and contemporary fantasy and romance, and is a recipient the Crawford, British Fantasy and Hugo Awards, and the LA Times Book Prize/Ray Bradbury Prize. She has also been shortlisted for the World Fantasy, Lambda and Locus Awards, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer. Her previous books include Black Water Sister, Sorcerer to the Crown, and The True Queen.