My grandfather used to say: ‘Life is astoundingly short. To me, looking back over it, life seems so foreshortened that I scarcely understand, for instance, how a young man can decide to ride over to the next village without being afraid that – not to mention accidents – even the span of a normal happy life may fall far short of the time needed for such a journey.’— Franz Kafka, translated by Willa and Edwin Muir.
April 9, 2016
Very excited to have a short story in HEAT. HEAT is one of three new anthologies – HEAT, FLESH & TRASH – from cult Malaysian publisher, Fixi Novo, showcasing Southeast Asian urban fiction. Edited by Khairani Barokka and Ng Yi-Sheng, HEAT also features stories by Gabriela Lee, Zed Adam Idris, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Rewat Panpipat (translated by Marcel Barang), […]
An advance review is in for Portable Curiosities: 4.5 stars in Books + Publishing. ‘Armed with an uncanny ability to capture the zeitgeist of the time—whether it be contemporary society’s obsession with foodie culture or institutionalised racism and misogyny—Australian writer Julie Koh’s darkly satirical and convulsively funny short-story collection Portable Curiosities is as unsettling as it is edifying.’ […]