“There’s an enormous history in this country and a diverse culture, so it’s got to be indigenous. It’s got to be a story that’s based on Malaysian culture, history, myth, folklore and communities because there’s a wealth of material that authors can tap into.”
– excerpt from The Star‘s interview with our founder Dr David Kirkham. Read the rest of the interview here.
“Did you grow up reading any Malaysian children’s books? No? That’s why the Calistro Prize matters!”
– Listen to BFM’s interview with our 2013 organising committee member Daphne Lee here.