BTW, I don't know George Tan personally. I didn't attend the book launch (though was invited). Had to host a librarian from the UK -- more on this later in the week.
Shel says he's not coming to Singapore after all. Was sorely disappointed that we can't meet up. But he said he's snail-mailed me an autographed copy of his book, so that's made my day.
I've decided this blog will start supporting two kinds of authors:
- Authors whom I know personally (bloggers or not), and
- Singaporean authors
The latter can do with more word-of-mouth publicity from fellow Singaporeans. I would do it not so much to endorse the book but simply to lend my support to local writing. My logic (albeit simplistic) is this:
Promotion of reading to locals goes hand-in-hand with the promotion of locals who write.
You know, that includes blogs as well.
Tag: singapore, singapore writing