Publication Updates

“Menyamar di Tanah Firdaus” published in “Daun Paku Ungu” SFF Anthology by JS Adiwarna


We are pleased to announce the publication of Tina Isaacs’s short story Menyamar di Tanah Firdaus, a translation/rewrite of her story Undercover in Tanah Firdaus into the Malay language, in JS Adiwarna’s SciFi/Fantasy anthology “Daun Paku Ungu” which was launched at this year’s Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair (KLIBF).

Copies are available for sale at the KLIBF for RM27 (West Malaysia) and RM30 (East Malaysia), and will soon be on sale at leading Malaysian bookstores.

Join Tina for a “Daun Paku Ungu” meet-the-authors session with her other co-contributors at the KLIBF @MAEPS, Serdang on Sunday 8th May 2016, 11am-3pm, JS Adiwarna’s booth (A1050-1052) Hall A1.

Publication News – “Dash” published in Malaysian Sports Writing Anthology “Champion Fellas” March 2016

 We are pleased to announce the publication of Tina’s short story “Dash” in “Champion Fellas“, an anthology on Malaysian Sports Writing, which features the winning entries of the D.K. Dutt Memorial Award for Literary Excellence plus writing by prominent invitees.
“Dash” received the runner-up prize for this Award in November 2015. 

The anthology was judged and edited by Dipika Mukherjee and Sharon Bakar, and contains works of fiction and non-fiction by Farah Hanna Alkaf, Saras Manickam, Marc de Faoite, Anand Krishnan, Angeline Woon, Masturah Alatas, Lai Meng Foong, Sarah Lee, Zed Adam Idris, Rozlan Mohd Noor,Carol Pang, Joon Teoh, Shaqila Munisamy, veteran sportsman Tony Mariadass, and journalists Rehman Rashid and Lionel Yew. It will be available for sale in Malaysian book stores in March 2016.

“Dash” wins Runner-Up Prize for the 2015 D. K. Dutt Memorial Award for Literary Excellence

We are pleased to announce that Tina Isaacs’s short story “Dash” was conferred the Runner-Up Prize of the 2015 D.K. Dutt Memorial Award for Literary Excellence on 28 November 2015, at the George Town Literary Festival, 2015 in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.


The D. K. Dutt Memorial Award For Literary Excellence was established in 2015, to reward the spirit of creative thinking and respect for sportsmanship fostered by D.K.Dutt in his role as a renowned Malaysian educator..

Delip Kumar Dutt (1929-2015) was an educator and an avid sportsperson; he taught at St. Paul’s Institution (Seremban) and was the Principal of CYMA College (Penang). He was also the President of the Schools Sports Council of Malaysia and many of his former students represented Malaysia in sports, especially hockey and athletics, at international competitions.

The winners and long listed stories/essays will be featured in the next anthology of Malaysian Sports Writing intended to be published by WordWorks in March 2016. Follow Tina’s story page at Dash to keep updated on the anthology’s release.