Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Shirley Lim is back

Shirley LimBook launch and readings by Shirley Geok-lin Lim

Silverfish Books, 58-1 Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur (Tel: +603-228 448 37)


Saturday, 14th June 2008
at 5.30 pm

Shirley Lim's latest effort is a young-adult's novel. Princess Shawl, is an intriguing story of the legendary Princess Hang Li Poh, who was married off to the Malaccan Sultan Mansur Shah, as a gift from the Chinese Emperor. Initial reports indicate that Shirley Lim uses a 'Back-To-The-Future' approach involving a time-travel adventure. This is something different. One wonders what her interpretation of that legend is.

Dr. Shirley Lim is Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She was formerly Chair Professor of English and head of the English Department at the University of Hong Kong. Her first book of poems, Crossing The Peninsula (Heinemann Press, 1980), won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize and her memoir, Among The White Moon Faces: An Asian-American Memoir of Homelands (Feminist Press, 1997), received the American Book Award. She is the author of two novels Joss and Gold and Sister Swing. A collection of poems Listening to the Singer was published by Maya Press in 2007.

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