Charlie Chan Hock Chye in New York!

NYT bestseller The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, a graphic novel by Singaporean Sonny Liew will be making its long-awaited appearance in NYC. Through the fictional portrait of an artist-citizen, Liew creates a dazzling mirror of a country’s tumultuous history and of a genre’s expressive possibilities. Publishers Weekly calls it a “masterpiece,” and awards it a starred review, as does Library Journal.

New York-based filmmakers and graphic novelists, Colin Goh and Yen Yen Woo are hosting a special book-signing party for Sonny Liew this Sunday, April 3rd, from 4-6 pm at TKettle (a Singaporean-owned cafe), 26 St. Mark’s Place, in the East Village. Read what Singaporean writers and artists say about this trailblazing work in SP’s My Book of the Year round-up. Go to the event and see what the excitement is all about!



Sonny Liew is a comics artist, painter and illustrator whose work includes the New York Times bestseller The Shadow Hero with Gene Luen Yang (First Second Books), My Faith in Frankie with Mike Carey (DC Vertigo), the Jane Austen adaptation Sense & Sensibility (Marvel Comics), and a Doctor Fate series with Paul Levitz (DC Comics).

He has received Eisner nominations for his art on Wonderland (Disney Press) and The Shadow Hero, as well as for spearheading Liquid City (Image Comics), a multi-volume comics anthology featuring creators from Southeast Asia. His Malinky Robot series is a 2004 Xeric grant recipient and winner of the Best Science Fiction Comic Album Award at the 2009 Utopiales SF Festival. Born in Malaysia, he lives in Singapore, where he sleeps with the fishes.

About Jee Leong Koh

My book of poems Steep Tea (Carcanet) was named a Best Book of 2015 by UK's Financial Times, and a Finalist by Lambda Literary. I also wrote three other books of poems and a book of zuihitsu. My work has been shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize, and translated into Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian and Latvian. Originally from Singapore, I live in New York City, where I edit the arts blog Singapore Poetry, and run the Second Saturdays Reading Series and the Singapore Literature Festival in NYC.

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