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Sixth Edition of ZEE JLF Comes to The British Library Photo Sixth Edition of ZEE JLF Comes to The British Library
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

Teamwork Arts, the producer of the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival, presents the sixth edition of ZEE JLF at the British Library as it returns to the UK between Friday 14 and Sunday 16 June 2019. This annual celebration of books, creativity, dialogue and diversity brings South Asia's unique multilingual literary heritage to life in the heart of London.

Literary Historical Fiction 'The River's Song' by Aurora Metro Press Chosen as a Sunday Times Book of the Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2015

A beautifully written exploration of identity, love and loss set against the social upheaval created by the rise of Singapore. An Asian-American Music professor, Ping, is going back to Singapore to visit her mother following a period of estrangement. During the journey she reflects on her youth which seems like another lifetime. Teenage Ping left Singapore and her boyfriend Weng abruptly to go and study in the US where she created another life for herself. When she meets him again in Singapore, old memories are stirred up and secrets demand to be told. Recent Praise for The River's Song: '... just as the best novels should be but so rarely are: like immersion in a vivid dream. I couldn't decide whether to read it slowly in order to savour every word, or to race along, mesmerised by Lim's dazzling story-telling.' - Jill Dawson, British author of The Great Lover, (Richard and Judy's Bookclub). '... a winning coming of age novel that bridges the years and countries. Here is the buoyancy of sentences and a testimony of resilience.' - Krys Lee, award winning Korean author of The Drifting House ' - powerful, deep and moving - draws you in and pulls you along irresistibly. Its heartfelt swell will carry you away to a place of passion and resonant conviction.' - Kevin MacNeil, Scottish author of the best-selling The Stornaway Way 'A touching story that retrieves Singapore's fast disappearing past and gives its famous river the depth and colour of a people's history, and a wonderful rendition of the pipa, on the page, as mother and daughter play their songs from the heart.' - Romesh Gunesekera author of Reef, shortlisted for the Booker Prize The River's Song is available in print and ebook formats. Book Details: The River's Song By Suchen Christine Lim Publisher: Aurora Metro Books Published: June 2014 ISBN: 978-1906582982 ASIN: B00M104OI6 Pages: 336 Genre: Literary/Historical Fiction About The Author: Winner of the South-East Asia Write Award and the Singapore Literature Prize, Suchen Christine Lim is one of the leading writers in South-East Asia. 'The River's Song' is studied on the International writing program at Iowa University where Suchen was writer-in-residence in 2000 and has been invited again in 2015.The book is also studied in universities in S.E. Asia. Suchen has also had writing residencies in Vietnam, Myanmar, Philippines, South Korea and Australia. She has been a guest at the Edinburgh International Festival and a tutor at the Arvon Foundation UK. In 2015, she will take part in the Melbourne International writers Festival. Suchen's keynote speech at the 2014 Asia-Pacific Writers and Translators' Festival against censorship was widely reported in the press and on the BBC.

DesiLit Presents 3rd Kriti Fest, Celebrates South Asian Arts 6/11-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2009

DesiLit presents the third Kriti Festival, a celebration of South Asian and diaspora literature and arts, to be held June 11-14, 2009, at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Roosevelt University. The four-day Kriti Festival is slated to include participant panels, author readings, writing workshops, publishing and marketing seminars, live performances, and question and answer sessions with literary agents and editors. Desi is a person of South Asian ancestry (living in South Asia or the South Asian diaspora), and kriti is pronounced 'kree-thee.'

Photo Flash: KRITI FESTIVAL In Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2009

DesiLit presents the third Kriti Festival, a celebration of South Asian and diaspora literature and arts, to be held June 11-14, 2009, at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Roosevelt University. The four-day Kriti Festival is slated to include participant panels, author readings, writing workshops, publishing and marketing seminars, live performances, and question and answer sessions with literary agents and editors. Desi is a person of South Asian ancestry (living in South Asia or the South Asian diaspora), and kriti is pronounced 'kree-thee.'

DesiLit Presents 3rd Kriti Fest, Celebrates South Asian Arts 6/11-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2009

DesiLit presents the third Kriti Festival, a celebration of South Asian and diaspora literature and arts, to be held June 11-14, 2009, at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Roosevelt University. The four-day Kriti Festival is slated to include participant panels, author readings, writing workshops, publishing and marketing seminars, live performances, and question and answer sessions with literary agents and editors. Desi is a person of South Asian ancestry (living in South Asia or the South Asian diaspora), and kriti is pronounced 'kree-thee.'