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Books by Book Merah

Book Merah has primarily published the works of Stephen Black, the exception being Singapore Literature prize winner Cyril Wong.Book Merah is now open to discussions with writers. Latest addition: Newspaper Drumsticks by Tyler Dempsey! (Incredible project; even the reviews are inspiring.) Stephen Black’s books and stories are often set in Asia, and combine research with …

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BOOK MERAH BOOK GIVEAWAY

Hello… To see me bray like a donkey as I briefly describe the books, click here. To see an informative interview shot in Bali, click here. For complete descriptions of the books being given away, click here. The schedule…. FIRES free downloads over for now… …………………………………. FURIKAKE All the free days have passed… …………………………………. I …

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Lorong 16

Carlyn lit the blowtorch.    Tango delicately lowered his body so he could stare deeper into the rat’s eyes. The rat smelled Tango’s breath and immediately pulled its head back and flattened its body against the bottom of the cage. It couldn’t move back any further. Tango’s nose almost touched the slowly frantic whiskers. The …

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A great discount/ semi-On Kawara artwork/Fashion!?/a neologism/books/moving

Simple description: I am moving (shifting as they say in Singapore/the UK) and hope to get some of my artworks in the hands of people who understand them. Pay what you like for the following printed books:  Bali Wave Ghost, I Ate Tiong Bahru and Furikake. All of these books have received positive reviews and …

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Our Little Drummer Boy (excerpt from Bali Wave Ghost)

OUR LITTLE DRUMMER BOY We’d skyped friends and family all over the world, teasing them about their snow and our Christmas on the beach. We constantly posted photos and selfies and SeeThings: our sunburns, the concert, our drunken faces; our hungover faces. Me with some fans. Sasha pointing at monkeys. The skinny kitten in the …

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Notes on the Fay Weldon Interview in the Independent (March 4, 2015)

Headline: Fay Weldon interview: ‘Abandon your dignity and write a racy page-turner’ Writers should “abandon literary dignity” and write page-turning versions of their thoughtful masterpieces for the e-book audience, the acclaimed author Fay Weldon has suggested. Not my kind of headline… The 83-year-old author, who has written more than 50 works including The Life and …

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The weekend I won an Oscar, a Grammy, the Nobel Prize and a Golden Horse.

To give you some background… I’m a transnational artist/writer. Born and raised in the United States, I have lived in Japan, Hong Kong and Paris. Since 2002, my base has been Singapore. I am writing this from Bali. In the physical world, I am somewhat friendly, but am definitely not one who joins groups. I …

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Surfing a 200 foot wave (from Bali Wave Ghost)

SEA OF WAVES No chop, no boils. The surface is strange and smooth, like the skin of a giant blue beauty queen. My  board’s rock steady, clean as a bone. A deep, deep breath, oxygen for the control center. Mission Apollo. Science, magic and luck. Hey, ho… let’s go! The blue  becomes battleship gray. Memories …

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Contact With Shadow

The above video was made for a Kickstarter project to get Contact With Shadow funded. It was likely the first Singapore-based crowdfunding project, and it fell far short of its goal. No one in Singapore really understood what crowdfunding was, I had no ‘fans”, unknown writer, it was not easy to send money, etc. etc. …

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