CRY OF THE FLYING RHINO Sneak Preview: Doing my Bit for Postcolonial Literature:

Heart of Glass: Front cover done. Back blurb in progress. Some delays in August because I was torn between two cover options both of which I liked. Now we’re done being torn. Very exciting. Clue: 1980s! Yes!  In sports news, Cry of the Flying Rhino: Hong Kong – the prize giving ceremony and launch is now only 4 weeks away! …

REVIEW: “Monte Carlo” by Peter Terrin (hardback)

Just finished this #beautiful book #montecarlo by #peterterrin #monaco set in the #grandprix #1968. It goes well with my #vintage #things. I only picked it for the #bookcover and the inside text #font #typeface which is #goudyoldstyle #review coming. Good story, touching, short, strong characters #midcenturymodern #interiordesign #writer #writing #writersofinstagram A post shared by Satsuma …

EXCLUSIVE: L@@k inside Heart of Glass cutting room!

“Do not enter when light is on!” Structural edit:  that means blasting, incision, internal tissue re-organisation and cosmetic surgery. But of course, I am not talking metaphorically at all. I am talking about the body of work. Words. I’ve created strict exam conditions in the attic AKA the cutting room. There’s no furniture. I sit …

Proverse Spring Reception 2017 ‘Live’ in Hong Kong

This is the Proverse Spring Reception on 27 April 2017. The film is 53:09 minutes long. The section where they announce the prize winners is from 4:32 to 9:10. However, you may wish to watch to the end. It is actually very entertaining, especially as new books are being launched, and there are readings by writers …

STOP PRESS: Ivy Ngeow wins 2016 International Proverse Prize (FIRST PRIZE)

I am thrilled my first novel Cry of the Flying Rhino has won this prestigious international literary prize for an unpublished full-length work of prose fiction. Winning the 2016 Proverse Prize is important in promoting excellence in literature and the love of and for books, across all boundaries of race, country, creed. International writing is still at the heart of postcolonial literature, …

What is the Flying Rhino and Why does it Cry?

The Flying Rhino is not a prehistoric dinosaur but it does look like one, with its large, mad staring eyes. The rhinoceros hornbill is the largest hornbill, aka the flying rhino. It has one of the largest and most impressive casques — a feature they share with hadrosaurids from more than 60 million years ago. The …