Chuah Guat Eng
Writing is a wonderful way for people, especially young people, to express themselves. Under the right guidance, writing can lead to marvellous insights about oneself and the world. It is one of the many gifts humans are endowed with to find self expression and knowledge. Among them are the gifts of art in its various forms, music, singing, dance, acting, photography and so on. All these gifts should be nurtured, because they are all of equal value. Those who find joy in writing should write, and be encouraged to do so. That's why I think this MF-PLF Writing and Photo Competition is such a brilliant initiative.
Chuah Guat Eng is a Malaysian novelist. Her writing experience spans three fields: literary, academic, and corporate. She read English Literature at University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, and German Literature at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. She has a PhD from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia) for her thesis, From Conflict to Insight: A Zen-based Reading Procedure for the Analysis of Fiction. Her literary publications include two novels, Echoes of Silence (1994, 2009) and Days of Change (2010), and three collections of short stories, Tales from the Baram River (2001), The Old House and Other Stories (2008), and Dream Stuff (2014). She is currently working on her third novel, Whispers of Truth.