French Talks: In Conversation With Shih Li-Kow

Date: 23 Sep 2019, 8:00pm - 10:00pm (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur


[French Talks] In Conversation With Shih Li-Kow: A Malaysian Book, A Success in France
Talk conducted in English 
Free entrance upon RSVP 

Monday 23 September, 8pm @ AFKL  

A Malaysian writing sensation! Her novel “The Sum of Our Follies” has won a top French literary award in 2018. The prize is called the "Prix du Premier Roman étranger"("First Novel Award, in the foreign category"). Shih-Li Kow came to light with her first book of short stories, “Ripples and other stories”, in 2009, which was immediately shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.

A writer, literary translator and publisher. He has been living in Asia for the past 15 years and made Malaysia home 10 years ago. He founded and curates Lettres de Malaisie, a French-language webzine dedicated to literature from and about Malaysia. In 2015 he launched Editions Jentayu, a publishing venture focusing on pan-Asian literature and literary translation. Its main publication is the eponymous Jentayu review, a biannual literary journal dedicated to writings from Asia translated into French.


Organised by
Embassy of France in Malaysia
Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur


What is French Talks?
Welcoming French and Malaysian experts, it aims at creating a space of dialogue, and a bridge between the two countries and their cultures. This is particularly timely in this new Malaysia where people are willing to express their views.

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