Monday, April 05, 2010

Book talk by Tunku Halim

There will be a book talk by Tunku Halim on the writing and researching of his latest book, History of Malaysia, on Saturday, 29th of May, 2010 at Silverfish Books, 58-1 Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur at 5.30pm. Tel: 228 448 37 Email:

Tunku Halim has written numerous collections of short stories, two novels, a biography and is the author of the very popular A Children's History of Malaysia. His latest effort is the History of Malaysia: a Children's Encyclopedia, a handsome hardbound volume that will educate not just children. Most of the buyers so far have been adults -- many are expatriates who want to educate themselves a little more about the country they currently live in. Books on Malaysian history have become quite embarassingly scarce in the country and this is a welcome addition, not the least for its willingness to take some sacred cows by the horn.

Tunku Halim went to school at St John's in Kuala Lumpur before attending Cheltenham College, Sussex University and The City University in England. He has a Masters Degree with Distinction and is a Barrister of the Inner Temple. He has been admitted as a solicitor in Malaysia and in New South Wales.