22 Jun 2023

What They Say

Since The Painted Cat (2023) is Uthaya Sankar SB’s first book in English (transcreation), and there might/would be a whole new group of audience reading him for the first time, it would be good to list and document what the media, reporters, and comrades have said about Uthaya and his writing.

Here’s a list – and you may read their “say” in the book itself.


Reena Enbasegaram (The Sun, 28 September 1998)

Cheah Phaik Kin (New Straits Times, 2 December 1998)

Bissme S (The Sun, 13 March 1999)

Dina Zaman (New Straits Times, 4 July 2001)

Amir Muhammad (The Edge, 19 November 2001)

Amir Muhammad (New Straits Times, 13 February 2002)

Rachael Philip (New Straits Times, 28 August 2005)

Amir Muhammad (Malay Mail, 23 July 2008)

Zedeck Siew (KLue, July 2010)

Geetha Krishnan (Cine Fashion, April 2011)

Daphne Lee (The Star, 19 June 2011)

Zedeck Siew (Kakiseni, 25 April 2013)

Jennifer Pak (BBC News, 22 October 2013)

Article 19 (24 January 2014)

Tan Gim Ean (The Edge, 12 April 2021)

Ann Marie Chandy (The Star, 23 April 2021)

Malaysia Cultural Insights Report (British Council, June 2021)

PEN International (20 April 2022)

Theevya Ragu (Free Malaysia Today, 30 May 2023)

Beritakini (30 May 2023)

Dr. Victor Pogadaev (Moscow, Russia)

Harrie Sukalinggam (Kajang, Selangor)

Harvintha Reddy Athinarayanan (Seremban, Negeri Sembilan)

Sharon Bakar (Nilai, Negeri Sembilan)

Gopala Krishnan (Butterworth, Penang)

Palaniappan Periannan (Ipoh, Perak)

Jemer Gill (Reykjavik, Iceland)

M. Mahendran (Bentong, Pahang)

Anuradha Chelliah (Banting, Selangor)

Rohini Chowdhury (London, United Kingdom)

Sharon Nelson (Kuala Lumpur)

Lakshmi Krish (Taiping, Perak)


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