This is an excerpt of a 9 June 2016 publication on straitstimes.com written by Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh.
Singapore Makes Debut At Chennai Book Fair
by Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh
Singapore makes its inaugural appearance at the Chennai Book Fair to much fanfare: It is the first to be accorded Guest-Of-Honour Country status in the fair's 39-year history.
It has sent a delegation of eight Tamil authors, including Cultural Medallion recipient J.M. Sali and Singapore Literature Prize winner K. Kanagalatha, better known as Latha, to India's second-largest consumer book fair this month.
A dedicated Singapore Pavilion, which boasts about 120 titles by Singapore Tamil writers - among them reprints of classics by Cultural Medallion recipients such as KTM Iqbal - has been set up and will present daily programmes such as panel discussions and meet-theauthor sessions. ...continue reading »
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