A scandal in 1911, involving the wife of a principal at a KL school. She was the one who was convicted in a murder trial after shooting her lover, the basis for the short story of Somerset Maugham and The Letter.
Anthony Burgess collected and chained the themes of diving days in British colonialism into Malaya Trilogy, written in 1950 when he was a high school teacher throughout the country. He is also Burgess, who coined the phrase “Cooler”. Malayan Life of Ferdach O Haney is a fictional work, the experience of Frederick Lees author in the 1950s. Lees observed the mid-20th century life in KL as a leading civil servant.
The literary chain has long been passed to local writers. Tash Aw, author of debut novels such as The Harmony Silk Factory, won the Whitbread First Novel Award 2005. Tan Twan Eng – the nominated author of the Man Booker Prize, who produced literary works Learn to express the passion for Malaysia’s past and the impact of Japanese culture. Preeta Samarasan, the author of Evening is the Whole Day novel, illuminated the experiences of an Indian immigrant family in the early 1980s.
Samarasan is one of the writers writing Urban Odysseys, edited by Janet Tay and Eric Forbes. Urban Odysseys is a collection of short stories in KL. A great collection of short stories about different aspects of sex is Body 2 Body, edited by Jerome Kugan and Pang Khee Teik. This collection has a story of Brian Gomez, the author of Devil Place comedy is very interesting to read and very sexy. Confessions of an Old Boy by Kam Raslan is a humorous story, about the adventures of both politicians inside and outside the country of Dato‘Hamid.
Top promoters lighting KL are Sharon Bakar and Bernice Chauly. They hold two monthly literary events around town: Reading Seksan and Ceritaku. The samples at Reading events were published in two volumes of Readings from Readings.