Thursday, 2 June 2011

ROJAK is in the running!

These 10 books were chosen by the Popular chain based on sales figures for last year. This contest is now being held for the 4th year.

In 2010, Yasmin Ahmad's Films got 2nd place (Non-Fiction), while Malaysian Politicians Say the Darndest Things (Vol 1) got 3rd place (Non-Fiction) in 2008.

These are the nominees for the Popular - The Star Readers Choice Awards 2011 in the Fiction category:


Rojak - Amir Muhammad
Madness Abroad - Yvonne Lee
The Rice Mother - Rani Manicka
Kebaya Tales - Lee Su Kim
Orans Asli Animal Tales - Lim Boo Liat (editor)
The Embrace of Harlots - David TK Wong
Inspector Singh: A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul by Shamini Flint
Sweet Offerings - Chan Ling Yap
Under The Sun - O Thiam Chin
A Bit of Earth - Suchen Christine Lim

Voting will be by coupons in The Star and Popular bookstores in June & July, with the results announced at the KL Convention Centre in late August. Ada can ker? Ntah ler ... Either way, I am grateful for the support that has been given to Rojak. The first print run of 3,000 copies sold out months ago, and the one selling now is the 2nd print. Syukur!

It was a fun book to do; thanks to Chin Yew, Liza Manshoor, Ezra Zaid and Lori Lee. 

8 comments:

jejaka anggun said...

congrats!

Yong Sofea said...

It was a fun book to do;
and fun to be read! Good Luck for Rojak~ :)

pemerintah kuku besi said...

wow wow.

terbukti Rojak memang hot stuff. harap-harap menang le yek!

Amir said...

i think it's pretty damn cool that you and other malaysian writers are writing and actually make more people read. keep up the work. ;)

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Amir Muhammad said...

Thanks, everyone! I appreciate the effort that Popular has taken with this. In fact, it was at the award ceremony last year that I got the idea to start Fixi!

♛ LORD ZARA 札拉 ♛ said...

I'll looked for it!

Seriously :)

And, U don't mind if I want to make review in my blog about FIXI? Since some of my readers give good comments on the novels that I posted in my FB.

Amir Muhammad said...

Review? Siler-siler...

Eri-chan said...

baru dapat beli novel2 fixi semalam. 3 sekaligus.haha i dah lama tak baca novel melayu since muntah nak baca cinta orang kaya-perempuan miskin.
fixi ada idea yg best dan i tergelak2 baca kougar pagi.ok belum sampai part serius ke?