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Shamini Flint

Shamini Flint is a Malaysian who lives in Singapore with her husband and two children. She began her career in law in Malaysia and also worked at an international law firm in Singapore. She travelled extensively around Asia for her work, before resigning to be a stay-at-home mum, writer, part-time lecturer and environmental activist, all in an effort to make up for her ‘evil’ past as a corporate lawyer! Shamini has sold over 1,000,000 books since she began writing twelve years ago.

Shamini writes crime fiction, the first seven books are of the Inspector Singh series include Inspector Singh Investigates – A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder, Inspector Singh Investigates: The Singapore School of Villainy and Inspector Singh Investigates: A Deadly Cambodian Crime Spree published by international publisher Little Brown translated and distributed across the world. The latest title in the series published in in May 2016 is Inspector Singh Investigates: A Frightfully English Execution with more to follow.

Shamini has also written numerous children’s books on subjects ranging from the environment to sports. Her novel, Ten, about growing up in Malaysia and football, will be published in the US by Houghton Mifflin in 2017.

My Sessions

RE: Stories for Boys and Girls, Both Big and Small

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It is folklore that tells us of our history, that describes where we live, what our values are, and ultimately who we are. It is folklore which remembers the hopes, fears, dreams, and details of everyday lives. Hanna Alkaf speaks to three extraordinary storytellers about the importance of telling stories and the role it plays in […]

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RE: Chic Lit. or Why Women Should Rule the World

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Literature is still very much a man’s world. Whether in English or not, books by women are still rarely in the spotlight of publishers, critics, and award panels. Umapagan Ampikaipakan sits down with two women in literature for a conversation about how each went about finding their own unique literary voice and why it is critical […]

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