Chatbooks

Fancy delving into SingLit stories via chats with the authors? For this year’s #BuySingLit movement, we are bringing that thought to life by combining books with chatbots. Introducing “Chatbooks” – a chatbot that features real authors waiting to share their stories, complete with audio and video experiences. Get a taste of Tania De Rozario and Farihan Bahron’s recent books through Chatbooks. Simply add our chatbot by clicking “Send Message” on the #BuySingLit Facebook page and pick a book to start chatting now!

Date
From 9 Mar 2018

Admission
Free

Featured Authors and Books

Somewhere Else Another You

Tania De Rozario

Tania De Rozario is a visual artist and writer. She is the author of And The Walls Come Crumbling Down, (Math Paper Press | 2016) and Tender Delirium (Math Paper Press | 2013). She was the 2011 winner of Singapore’s Golden Point Award for English Poetry, and her work was shortlisted for the 2014 Singapore Literature Prize.

Featured Book

Somewhere Else, Another You

This is a forthcoming title from Tania De Rozario. So look out for it when it launches on BooksActually’s online store.

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Nuraliah Norasid

Nuraliah Norasid is a research associate at the Centre for Research on Islamic and Malay Affairs (RIMA) in Singapore. Her debut novel, The Gatekeeper, won the Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2016. 

Featured Book:

The Gatekeeper

When young medusa Ria inadvertently turns an entire village to stone, she and her older sister flee to Nelroote, an underground settlement populated by other non-humans also marginalised by society. There she becomes their gatekeeper, hoping to seek redemption and love…until her friendship with a man from above threatens to dismantle the city she swore to protect.

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Xiaohan

Xiaohan

7-time Singapore Hit Awards Best Lyricist Xiaohan has written for Eason Chan, Jolin Tsai, EXO, JJ Lin, Stefanie Sun and Tanya Chua, and is the first and only Singaporean lyricist nominated for Taiwan Golden Melody Award. While having a PhD in Virology, she is a columnist for Lianhe Wanbao, and an author of 4 books: Tear are Capsules, Count less Happiness, Train of No Return and Girl with Perfect Imperfection.

Featured Book

回不去的候

作词人小寒的第三本书由十个短篇小说组成。《当梦》、《回不去的候车站》用抽丝剥茧的方式提醒青少年父母的好;《透明皮肤》、《魔镜魔镜》谈及现代孩子过于受保护和饮食失调问题。其他作品包括奇幻爱情小品《PS 我爱你》、《灵魂半侣》,励志篇《不得已的英雄》,科幻篇《房间旅行社》、《永远的小孩》与超现实的《影子的悬丝人偶》。每一篇小说附作者注解和歌词。

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Farihan Bahron

Farihan Bahron, co-founder of the publishing outfit Unggun Creative, received First Prize for the Golden Point Award in 2015 for the Malay short story and poetry categories. He has since published four books and recently received the Anugerah Harapan (Young Writer Award) at the Anugerah Persuratan ceremony in 2017.

Featured Book:

Kesumat Sang Avatar

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Kumpulan cerpen Kesumat Sang Avatar, yang menghimpunkan 10 cerpen Farihan Bahron bertemakan hubungan manusia dan teknologi, turut memuatkan karya-karya yang pernah memenangi sayembara Anugerah Pena Emas 2015 (Hadiah Pertama) dan Mencari Kristal 2016 (Hadiah Ketiga).

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Sithuraj Ponraj

Sithuraj Ponraj

 

Chat with author, Sithuraj Ponraj coming soon.

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