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FEATURE
Oct 2017

Between Fact and Fiction

Mei Fong and Zen Cho make reverberating impacts in their respective genres.

FEATURE
Sep 2017

Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

This year's George Town Literary Festival is yet another feast for the soul.

FEATURE
Sep 2017

Why Do Films Fail in Depicting Malaysian Life?

Restrictions, red tape, production costs – Malaysia's mainstream films are gelded.

BOOKS UNBOUND
Aug 2017

Conversations and Explorations: Leela Devi Panikar - Spinning Short Stories

Brevity, fleetness and attention to the smallest detail – all necessary for the short story form.

FEATURE
Aug 2017

Borneoans in Penang

The state is second home to a vibrant and active Borneoan community.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2017

Why Penang YWCA is Such a Landmark

The organisation has been empowering women for over a century.

BOOKS UNBOUND
Mar 2017

Doors of Perception and Translation

Langkawi-based writer, translator and publisher Jérôme Bouchaud reveals his literary journey.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

The Word and the World (Part Two)

Post World War II Malaysia – including Penang – bursts with literary work.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

Embracing the Past, Present and Future of Bahasa Malaysia

KATA KATA 2100 explores the evolution of the national language.

PROFILE
Mar 2016

The Evolving Life of a Librarian

Libraries have changed, and so have the duties of a librarian.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

Awas! The Organising of Radical Malay Women

Before the Alliance, there were the radicals.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Feb 2016

Literature is not about winning prizes

Talk about skewed intentions when it comes to writing!

FEATURE
Jan 2016

Even tastier times ahead

It’s all about capturing local preferences.

REVIEW
Dec 2015

Small acts of courage to make the world a better place

Cheerful, witty and bold – that's what editor Ooi Kee Beng has to say about Azmi Sharom's Brave New World.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

Festivals of significance: A writer’s view of literary festivals

Tan Twan Eng writes about his experience participating in literary festivals – and their importance.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

Making words perform art

What do a punk rocker, puppeteer, bangsawan specialist and jazzhead have in common? They write.

PROFILE
Nov 2015

Marina Mahathir: Malaysia is my colour movie

Editor Ooi Kee Beng chats with Marina Mahathir about what it means to be Malaysian today.

REVIEW
Oct 2015

Stories from some young Malay minds

New book Young and Malay captures the experiences of nine different types of modern Malay identities.

FEATURE
Aug 2015

Staging stories of iconic women

The Naga Women Festival earlier this year showcased womanhood through dance and music.

PENANG PROFILE
May 2015

Letting colonial literature reveal its wealth – and ambivalence

Dr Mohamad Rashidi Mohd Pakri's preoccupation with colonial literature is inspirational.

FEATURE
Apr 2015

Does Malaysia’s animation industry have a future?

Ch'ng Chin Chin explores Malaysia's animation industry by talking to the experts.

PENANG PROFILE
Apr 2015

Penang’s frontline survivor

From the inside of a Burmese jail to the Thai-Cambodian border at the height of its tragedy in the 1970s, Kim Gooi has seen a lot.

PROFILE
Mar 2015

Resisting the closing of the Malaysian mind

Prof Latif Kamaluddin, poet and intellectual, has quite a few things to say about the state of Malaysian literature and its authenticity.

PROFILE
Feb 2015

Here, there and everywhere with Thomas Powell

Is there really such a thing as a "starving artist"? Penang-based English artist Thomas Powell doesn't believe so. It just takes a lot of determination, and ideas, of course.

REVIEW
Feb 2015

Singapore – A tough love story

50 articles on what to love about Singapore might come off a tad sycophantic, but Kee Thuan Chye assures us that this is not what 50 Things to Love about Singapore is all about.

FEATURE
Jan 2015

The bookman who embraced Penang

From urban crime to science fiction, local independent publisher Fixi is bringing sexy back in books.

FEATURE
Jan 2015

The bookman who embraced Penang

Marco Ferrarese interviews the passionate figure behind independent bookshop Gerakbudaya, Gareth Richards.

FEATURE
Jan 2015

Making Malaysia’s literary capital work

What's it like organising literary festivals? Fresh off George Town Literary Festival, we ask its curator Umapagan Ampikaipakan.

PROFILE
Jan 2015

The Art of Sonny Liew

From drawing for fun to drawing for Marvel, Malaysian Sonny Liew has carved a colourful career in the world of comics.

Perspectives
Jan 2015

The more individual stories we acknowledge, the more authentic our national history

There is a disease in Malaysia called "Politicititis", where memory loss is the main symptom; what we remember or forget are dictated by the politically powerful. The cure? Freedom of speech.

FEATURE
Nov 2014

Who says you can’t make videos in Penang?

Venus Khor, co-founder of local production house RisingOneMedia, is determined to make that happen.

FEATURE
Sep 2014

From China with Love

Marco Ferrarese talks to fellow writer Ewe Paik Leong about the young, seductive women from mainland China who flood our shores in search of an easy buck.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Mar 2014

A Malaysia lost

Kee Thuan Chye laments about Malaysia today, and reminisces about the Malaysia he used to know.

COVER STORY
Feb 2014

A chat with Tan Twan Eng

Tan Twan Eng The man who paints with words

COVER STORY
Feb 2014

Letting little things talk

Tan Twan Eng The man who paints with words

FEATURE
Jun 2013

An independent music scene for Penang

IndiePG looks to create new platforms for creative music here in Penang.

FEATURE
Dec 2012

A prayer for FEATURE WORLD PEACE IN PENANG

Faith Watson returns to Penang to wash away memories of bland food and pray for world peace.

FEATURE
Nov 2012

George Town LITERARY FESTIVAL II

The George Town Literary Festival is back! Curator Bernice Chauly tells us what's in store for book lovers this year.

FEATURE
May 2012

Having to belong everywhere

Writer KS Maniam chats with us about gender, language and the Malaysian identity.

PROFILE
Aug 2011

A pressman’s progress

Tan Thean Peng’s career has taken many turns.