An evening with Marc de Faoite
SATURDAY, 16 AUGUST at 8:00PM at SINKEH, 105 Lebuh Melayu, Penang.
Tropical Madness is published by Malaysian publisher, Fixi Novo, and launched at the 2013 George Town Literary Festival in Penang. It is a collection of Malaysian-based stories that explores the lives of those who are often marginalized and voiceless in society, including immigrants, transsexuals, fishermen, ethnic minorities and sex slaves. With settings that include greasy back streets to rubber estates, from fishing boats to food courts, from rainforests to air-conditioned shopping malls, these stories explore varied aspects of Malaysia.
In May 2014 Tropical Madness was longlisted for the 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.
Marc de Faoite was born in Dublin, but has lived the past 25 years abroad – in England, Belgium, France, India and currently Malaysia. He has lived in Langkawi for the past five years, where he teaches yoga and meditation, as well as reviewing books for The Star newspaper. His short stories and essays have been published in several anthologies and periodicals in Malaysia, Singapore, France and Ireland as well as being featured online on Roadside Fiction, Northeast Review, The Reading Life, Jotters United and Jaggery.