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Amir Muhammad makes foray into Malay fiction

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KUALA LUMPUR-based writer and independent filmmaker Amir Muhammad is stepping into the large, intimidating land of Bahasa Malaysia publishing, and he’s frankly excited.

“We’re going into a crowded field but we’re trying something different,” he said when I met him during the Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair 2011 in April.

Amir already has a publishing company called Matahari, which he had established in 2007. Matahari publishes English and Bahasa Malaysia non-fiction books, or, says Amir, “some book idea which amuses me”. Several Matahari-published books have been very popular, such as Malaysian Politicians Say the Darndest Things Vol.1 and Vol.2, and Yasmin Ahmad’s Films.

Then, in March this year, Amir created Fixi, a company which publishes Bahasa Malaysia fiction.

 

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Via The Star

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