Preeta Samarasan


Country: Malaysia

Preeta Samarasan was born in Malaysia and moved to France where she now resides. Her novel Evening is the Whole Day was published in 2008, and more recently, her novel Tale of the Dreamer’s Son is expected to be published in November this year. Her short fiction and essays have been widely published.

Preeta Samarasan lahir di Malaysia dan pindah ke Prancis di mana ia sekarang tinggal. Novelnya Evening is the Whole Day diterbitkan pada tahun 2008 dan baru-baru ini novelnya Tale of the Dreamer’s Son akan diterbitkan pada bulan November tahun ini. Fiksi pendek dan esai-easinya telah diterbitkan secara luas.

Appearing in

Main Program | In Conversation with Preeta Samarasan

Preeta Samarasan, author of Tale of the Dreamer’s Son, tells stories of family, race, religion, tradition versus modernity, all with a backdrop of Malaysian heritage. Janet Steele welcomes Preeta to …


Main Program | Is All Writing an Exploration of Identity?

Writers Fariha Roisin, Preeta Samarasan and Kirstin Chen discuss the identity issues that challenge them as writers, as well as ask how we can move beyond the optics of diversity to enact …


Special Event | Love Bites: Prose, Macarons and Sparkling Wine

Laksmi Pamuntjak, Preeta Samarasan, Afra Atiq, Ravi Shankar, and Joko Pinurbo present an afternoon of seductive readings, and musings on love, lust, and relationships while savouring Vincent Nigita’s dreamy macarons, …