Congratulations to authors Golda Mowe (“Iban Woman”), JP Cross (“Operation Blind Spot”) and Ewe Paik Leong (“Penang Undercover”) for their books being nominated for Popular Readers Choice Awards 2019. More news to follow soon.
We are THRILLED that Kuala Lumpur Undercover II has been nominated in the Popular Readers’ Choice Awards. Congratulations to author Ewe Paik Leong for this fantastic accolade. Please help us by voting for your preferred book here. THANK YOU!!! You can also enter their competition by just choosing 3 books (we are hoping one of …Read More about Kuala Lumpur Undercover II is nominated for Popular Reader’s Choice Awards Malaysia!
“Modern Malaysian fiction either looks back at its colonial past, or tries to mock Western genres. I’d like to see a bit more of self-reflection and more powerful, exciting writing.” In the second part of our interview with Marco Ferrarese, we discuss the shock and surprise when after two years of being published, Nazi …Read More about Author of the Week: Marco Ferrarese – part 2!
“Revolution is not made by wearing T-shirts with slogans…” In 2013, Monsoon Books was thrilled to publish Marco Ferrase’s eye-opening debut book, Nazi Goreng. Captivating and, at times, brutal, the book was well received by both critics and readers. However, in 2015, the Malaysian Government deemed the content inappropriate and banned bookstores in Malaysia from …Read More about Author of the Week: Marco Ferrarese
To mark the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2016, Monsoon invites all Malaysians and friends of Malaysia to take a look at Marco Ferrarese’s novel Nazi Goreng, currently banned in Malaysia. Nazi Goreng is a disturbing story of one young Malay man’s coming-of-age in the big city and offers a stunning portrait of the …Read More about World Press Freedom Day 2016
“Out in the Midday Sun” by Margaret Shennan is reviewed in Shiny New Books by Rob Spence. “This is a well-researched, detailed and engrossing study of the British presence in the Malay peninsula and Singapore from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century to independence in 1957, ” writes Spence. “Shennan’s technique in this absorbing …Read More about “Out in the Midday Sun: The British in Malaya 1880-1960” reviewed in Shiny New Books
You know the situation in Malaysia is bad when Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim declares support for his arch nemesis Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in an effort to rid the country of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak! We wish Anwar good luck. Read the history between Anwar and Dr M in “Anwar Ibrahim” by …Read More about Anwar Ibrahim declares support for his arch nemesis Dr M.
Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak recently challenged Malaysians to come out of their comfort zone and do things they and the nation could be proud of. Today, according to the Australian edition of the International Business Times, Malaysia was the only Southeast Asian nation to make the top 10 list of the horniest …Read More about Malaysians the horniest in Southeast Asia