That's Life podcast

Singapore authors (from left) Krishna Udayasankar, Sebastian Sim and Sonny Liew.
Singapore authors (from left) Krishna Udayasankar, Sebastian Sim and Sonny Liew. ST PHOTOS: DESMOND WEE, SEAH KWANG PENG, ONG WEE JIN

On a new episode of That's Life podcast, which airs today, host Lydia Vasko speaks with Singapore authors Krishna Udayasankar, Sebastian Sim and Sonny Liew, a trio of new and established writers whose latest books are in stores now.

Udayasankar speaks candidly about how much an author's work is worth in Singapore and how she balances life as an author and a full-time lecturer at Nanyang Business School.

Sim is happy he did not follow the path of his protagonist in Let's Give It Up For Gimme Lao!, a book about a Singaporean son's life in the rat race.

Liew, this year's best-selling and most controversial author, talks about why he was a little worried about publishing The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye and shares his plans for his next graphic novel. Hint: It is political.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 28, 2016, with the headline 'That's Life podcast'. Print Edition | Subscribe