Past Writer-in-Residence: William Tham Wai Liang
William Tham Wai Liang was born in Malaysia but currently lives in Vancouver, Canada, where he serves as the senior editor of Ricepaper, a pioneering Asian-Canadian literary magazine. His first novel, Kings of Petaling Street, was published by Fixi London and shortlisted for the inaugural Penang Monthly Book Prize at the George Town Literary Festival. Some of his other fiction and nonfiction has been published in Looseleaf, NANG, KROS, Scientific Malaysian, and Ethos Books. He also co-edited Currents: A Ricepaper Anthology with Karla Comanda and Leila Lee, and recently edited The Seven Muses of Harry Salcedo, a novel by Vincent Ternida.
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Join us for an evening that spotlights local emerging writers, including Natalie Lim, winner of the 2018 CBC Poetry Prize. Natalie will read with a list of amazing new writers.read more
by William Wai Liang Tham. Leanne Dunic’s collection of lyric-poetry drew on her heritage and defied conventions. It piqued my interest when I first heard her reading from it last year. Yet I waited until recently to read it, finally opening the book on the Skytrain...read more