Malaysia

NISAH HARON

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Zaidah Zakaria
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NISAH HARON
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Malay
Malaysia

NISAH HARON (fiction and nonfiction writer, translator; Malaysia) is the author of several story collections and novels, including, most recently, Rindu Seorang Rafik [The Longing of a Rafik]. Her nonfiction deals with the craft and the business of creative writing; she is also a travel writer, with work translated into English and Japanese. She has twice received the Utusan Group Literary Prize for her novels; the stories have earned her three iterations of the Malaysia Premier Literary Prize. Her participation is made possible by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.

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Bernice Chauly

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Photo Daniel Adams
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Chauly
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Bernice
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English
Chinese
Malay
Malaysia

Bernice CHAULY (poet, nonfiction and fiction writer, playwright, filmmaker; Malaysia) is the author of the poetry collections going there and coming back (1997), The Book of Sins (2008), and Onkalo (2013), the short-fiction book Lost in KL (2008) and the memoir Growing Up With Ghosts (2011), winner of the 2012 Reader's Choice Awards for non-fiction. Her award-winning films have screened at international film festivals.

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Baharuddin ZAINAL

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ZAINAL
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Baharuddin
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Baha Zain
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Malay
Malaysia

Abdul WAHAB

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WAHAB
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Abdul
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Malay
Malaysia

Abdullah TAHIR

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TAHIR
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Abdullah
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Malay
Malaysia

RAHMAN Bin Shaari

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SHAARI
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Rahman Bin
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Malay
Malaysia

Bin Jaapar SAMSUDIN

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SAMSUDIN
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Bin Jaapar
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Malay
Malaysia

Sandra SODHY

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SODHY
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Sandra
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Malay

Sandra SODHY is a founding member of Malaysia’s foremost political satire troupe, the Instant Café Theater Company. She has performed in many productions for stage, in television; and in films. She is also a promoter of commercial and charity stage productions, and a speech and English teacher. Currently, Ms. Sodhy is the executive director of a musical she wrote to raise money for two homes for special children. She participates courtesy of the US Department of State.

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Anwar RIDHWAN

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RIDHWAN
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Anwar
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Malay
Malaysia

Rehman RASHID

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RASHID
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Rehman
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Malay
Malaysia

Rehman RASHID (born 1955, Perak) is the author of Malaysia Journey, a best selling book that presents, in alternating fictional and nonfiction segments, reflections on Malaysian society since independence, and on the relations among Malaysia's three major ethnic groups. He also wrote Pangkor: Treasure of the Straits. He is currently at work on another novel. As a journalist, Mr. Rashid served as senior writer for Bermuda Business (Bermuda) and Asiaweek (Hong Kong), and leader writer for the Straits Times .

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