Author appearances for the month!

Is it me or are there more author appearances for this year or something? Anyway, here’s the info! A copy paste from the various sources I got.

  • Andrea Levy
  • Norma Sit
  • Greg Mortenson

And also one book launch at the Earshot by R. Chandran and Amy J Cheng

Here we go!

Andrea Levy

Here’s your chance to meet the author of The Long Song and the award-winning Small Island at bookstores in Singapore.

Date: Saturday, March 27
Time: 3.30pm-4.30pm
Venue: Kinokuniya (Singapore Main Store at Ngee Ann City, Orchard Road)
Admission: Free

Date: Saturday, March 27
Time: 6.30pm-7.30pm
Venue: Borders (Wheelock Place, Orchard Road)
Admission: Free


Andrea was born in London in 1956, growing up black in what was still a very white England. This experience has given her a complex perspective on the country of her birth.

In her first novel, the semi-autobiographical Every Light In The House Burnin’ (1994), the story is of a Jamaican family living in London in the 1960s. Never Far From Nowhere (1996), her second, is set during the 1970s and tells the story of two very different sisters living on a London council estate; it was long-listed for the Orange Prize.

Her other books include Fruit Of The Lemon (1999) and Small Island (2004). Her latest novel, The Long Song, is set in early 19th-century Jamaica during the last years of slavery and the period immediately after emancipation.

Andrea is a Londoner, who not only lives and works in the city she loves, but has also used London as the setting in many of her novels. She has been a recipient of an Arts Council Award, and Small Island was the winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Whitbread Novel Award, the Orange Best of the Best and the Commonwealth Writers Prize.

Norma Sit

Location: Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store,

Date: Saturday, March 27

Time: 2.15pm

Norma is practically the epitome of the modern-day successful woman with her many hats – entrepreneur, IT manager, active volunteer, philanthropist, involved mum and published writer. In 2008, Norma was recognised by the International Alliance for Women with the World of Difference 100 Award. Gorgeous, Sexy And Rich… And Strong is an essential read for any woman who finds herself lost in “busyness” and wakes up one day to find that much of life has passed her by. This new book by Norma will stir and empower you for a paradigm shift and a lifestyle change that will allow you to become gorgeous, sexy, rich and strong, both inside and outside.

Greg Mortenson

Location: Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store

Date: Sunday, March 28

Time: 3pm

Greg is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Three Cups Of Tea and he will be appearing at Kinokuniya for his latest release, Stones Into Schools, which recounts his relentless, ongoing efforts in the areas of Afghanistan, Azad Kashmir and Pakistan. He shares for the first time his broader vision to promote peace through education and literacy, as well as touching on military matters, Islam, and women – all woven together with the many rich personal stories of the people who have been involved in this remarkable two-decade humanitarian effort.

Book Launch: The World on Her Knees

Location: Earshot, The Arts House

Date:6 April, 7pm

All stories are a gift and this is no exception. However, the process of this particular story – The World On Her Knees – holds a special meaning to the book’s author, R. Chandran and his wife, Amy J Cheng. Amy Cheng, FLY Entertainment Artiste, is also an accomplished actor, host, publisher and illustrator. “It was a story given to me by my husband, Chandran, to illustrate, after I had a miscarriage in the first trimester.

From creating the baby girl in the story, imagining the world from her perspective as well as sharing her desire to see the world the way adults do, her story became mine as well,” says Amy who illustrated the book with drawings of her own. This is R. Chandran’s third children’s book. Join us for the launch and discussion of The World on Her Knees with guests R. Chandran, Amy J Cheng, Kirpal Singh, and David Fedo.

[For the book launch] Admission is free! To register, email with your name and phone number.

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