• Su-May Tan

    Take 5 with Su-May Tan!

    This is a post to let you know about  Su-May Tan’s debut short-story collection  Lake Malibu and other stories. The collection was longlisted in the Carmel Bird Digital Book Awards and has just been shortlisted in the short-fiction category in the 2022 Queensland Literary Award. Su-May Tan was born and raised in Malaysia and moved to Australia in 2012.   I first heard about a writer called Su-May Tan back in 2018 when I had a conversation about names and pseudonyms.  At the time, I was having second thoughts about publishing under my real name because there was already a high-profile Emily Sun Australian musician. That was when the person I…

  • Alan Fyfe,  Profile

    Interview with Alan Fyfe, author of ‘T’

    I can’t believe it’s been over two years since I last  published an author interview on this website!  I’m back and my first interview in my 2022 series is with Alan Fyfe — some of you may remember Alan’s poetry reading from last year.  This time he’s back as a very-soon-to-be  published novelist.  As with the artists and writers I previously profiled, I included questions from The Proust Questionnaire in this interview. Authors are always  free to  ignore these or any of my other questions but I am very grateful that Alan answered all of them because now I know even more about this very talented writer who I am…

  • Quote

    Quote for Today: Kazuo Ishiguro

    “We took away your art because we thought it would reveal your souls. Or to put it more finely, we did it to prove you had souls at all.”― Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go     Interview with Paris Review: The Art of Fiction No. 196 “Kazuo Ishiguro”: The New Yorker