Singapore Launch

On January 30, one day after Lillian on Life came out in the UK, we had our launch event here in Singapore. Many thanks to the Alliance Française for hosting and making sure there was wine! Many thanks to Penguin Books for making sure there was food as well as books!

The opportunity to read from both the French and English versions to so many good friends and enthusiastic readers made the moment very special.

Of Love, Crushes and Key Lime Pie

On January 14, I took a true story I wrote about how much the retirement community my parents lived in at the end of my dad's life reminded me of college, all the way down to the crushes people had on each other, and about how those crushes were welcome signs of life, and told it to a wonderful audience at Telling Stories Live here in Singapore. I'll post about it again when the audio is available!

Advance Praise from Kate Atkinson

What a thrill and honor it was to learn that Kate Atkinson enjoyed reading Lillian on Life during the summer holidays. I've been a big fan since I read Started Early, Took My Dog. She's incredibly versatile, and never quite what I expect. Here's what she said:

"I absolutely loved Lillian on Life. It was a delight. The style of it so fresh and clever and subversive and there’s something very brave about it."

La vie de Lillian, mode d'emploi - book signing

I will be heading down to The French Bookshop in Tiong Bahru, Singapore on Saturday 13 September to sign copies of the French edition of Lillian on Life. The lovely Nathalie Ribette will also be doing a reading for me.

Signing from 11 am to 1 pm, and the reading will be at 11 am. You can find the details in French here.