Bernice Chauly


Country: Malaysia

Bernice Chauly is the author of six books of poetry and prose, which include the acclaimed Growing Up With Ghosts and Onkalo. She is Festival Director of the George Town Literary Festival, shortlisted at the London Book Fair’s 2016 International Excellence Awards. Her novel Once We Were There begins during one of Malaysia’s most tumultuous periods, the Reformasi of 1998.

Bernice Chauly adalah seorang Penulis dari enam buku puisi dan prosa, termasuk Growing Up With Ghosts dan Onkalo yang mendapatkan pujian. Bernice adalah Direktur Festival di George Town Literary Festival, yang dinominasikan pada London Book Fair’s 2016 International Excellence Awards. Karya novel Bernice yang berjudul Once We Were There diawali di periode penuh gejolak Malaysia, yaitu era Reformasi 1998.

Appearing in

Main Program: Past, Present, Future

“It’s all a cycle and it should resonate now,” reflects Madeleine Thien on the connections between history and the present. She’s joined by Bernice Chauly and Sergio Chejfec to explore …


Main Program: Half a Century of ASEAN

In August 1967, ASEAN began as a collective of five countries. Now ten strong, it celebrates 50 years in 2017. We invite writers from across the region to share their …


Main Program: The Founders

What does it really take to start something from scratch? What’s the best recipe for turning a dream into reality? Four remarkable founders working in literature, literacy and fashion compare …


Special Event: Women of Letters

In a world of Instagram Stories and Twitter foreign policy, has a handwritten letter ever been rarer? A literary fixture in Australia and New York, this unique evening and perennial …