Interviews and features
I chatted with Joel Cornah about writing, characters, diversity and the state of the publishing industry for ScififantasyNetwork.com.
Award-winning author Angela Slatter kindly invited me to do an interview for her website! I talk about inspiration, balance and the five fictional characters I’d have to dinner.
I answered some questions about writing from Book Riot‘s Angel Cruz in connection with their selection of Sorcerer to the Crown as the first #RiotRead.
I talked to Banana Writers about trials I have faced, influences on my writing and tips for aspiring authors.
I talked to Geraldine Tong about writing, publishing and why I’m not spearheading any campaigns any time soon.
End-of-year feature by Terence Toh.
The wonderful Filipina writer Rochita Loenen-Ruiz interviewed me about the writing process, asking all the difficult questions!
I talked to Hanna Alkaf about writing.
I chatted with David Barnett about Sorcerer to the Crown for the Independent on Sunday.
I spoke to Annabeth Leow about Sorcerer to the Crown and Russell Lee’s True Singapore Ghost Stories.
I had a chat with Joel Cunningham about my first story ever, why I write about people who are a bit lost, and Smallville Regency AU fanfic.
Interview with Victoria Law about incorporating Asian mythology and social justice issues into my fiction, and why Sorcerer to the Crown isn’t about Chinese Malaysians.
Interview on how living overseas has affected my writing, why being a writer has made me a better lawyer (and vice versa), and other things!
The Star interviews Malaysian genre authors, including me, about the increasing popularity of genre fiction in Malaysia.
Interview about Spirits Abroad, winning the Crawford Award, and Sorcerer to the Crown.
I talk with awardwinning novelists Sofia Samatar and Stephanie Feldman about fantasy, family, history and diaspora, focusing on Spirits Abroad and Stephanie’s novel The Angel of Losses.
Q&A with Malaysian reviewer and editor Daphne Lee.
Interview with Bristol Festival of Literature organiser Peter Sutton.
Interview by co-editor Jenny Barber for the release of The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic, which features my story The Fish Bowl.
Interview with Charles Tan of World SF Blog.
I had a chat with Book Riot‘s fabulous Rebecca Schinsky and Amanda Nelson when they chose Sorcerer to the Crown as the first #RiotRead.
I spoke with Faisal Merican about winning the British Fantasy Award for Best Newcomer for Sorcerer to the Crown, writing and advice for aspiring writers.
I talked with the awesome people at SF Bokhandeln in Stockholm about the postcolonial themes in Sorcerer to the Crown.
I discussed diversity in SFF and related genres with author of Speculative Blackness André Carrington and host Kerri Miller.
I spoke to Jonathan Strahan and Gary Wolfe about Sorcerer to the Crown and Cyberpunk: Malaysia, including being a Malaysian author in London, why I chose to write about the Regency and the pressures faced by non-Western writers.
I talked to the delightful Mahvesh Murad about colonialism, being a work in progress and Regency romance.
I joined Dave Probert for a ramble about tricks for navigating the London Underground, small things that can shatter suspension of disbelief, the need for pleasant stories where nothing actually happens and the Hobbit films.
Interview with BFM’s Umapagan Ampikaipakan for his radio show Bookmark. Listen to the podcast or download it at the link!
Julia Rios of the Outer Alliance interviewed me, Shveta Thakrar and Patty Templeton about our stories in Steam-Powered II: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories. You can also listen to my reading of an excerpt of my story The Terracotta Bride.