Malachi Edwin Vethamani
Poet, writer, editor, critic and bibliographer. He was conferred the title Emeritus Professor by University of Nottingham upon his retirement in January 2021. His publications include: Coitus Interruptus and Other Stories (2018), two collections of poems, Life Happens (Maya Press, 2017) and Complicated Lives (Maya Press, 2016). He has edited two volumes of Malaysian writings which cover a period of over 60 years, Malchin Testament: Malaysian Poems (Maya Press, 2017) and Ronggeng-Ronggeng: Malaysian Short Stories (Maya Press, 2020). His most recent publication is an edited volume of poems entitled Malaysian Millennial Voices (Maya Press, 2021).
Poet, writer, critic, editor and creative writing professor. The Writers’ Union of the Philippines gave him a National Achievement Award in Literature (Gawad Balagtas sa Panitikan) in 2015. He has published a book of short fiction, three books of poems, and five books of non-fiction. His body of work is cited in The Routledge Concise History of Southeast Asian Writing in English, The Encyclopaedia of Postcolonial Literature, and The Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Literature. His most recent publication is a novel, Riverrun, published by Penguin Random House SEA.
Augustine Chay is a PhD student at the National University of Singapore (NUS). His research interests lie at the intersections of (post)colonial trauma studies, memory studies, and Cold War Decolonisation. His work has been published in the Journal of Postcolonial Writing.