That's Life: Sonny Liew, Krishna Udayasankar and Sebastian Sim on their new books

Singapore writer Sonny Liew.
Singapore writer Sonny Liew.PHOTO: ST FILE

On a new episode of That's Life podcast, host Lydia Vasko speaks to 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 says he 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, whose The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye has been widely praised, talks about why he was a little worried about publishing the graphic novel 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 Straits Times on August 31, 2016, with the headline 'That's Life podcast'. Subscribe