Reportage: Truth still denied

The Batang Kali Massacre The Griffith Review 29 SOMETIME IN 1990, I was driving with Mary Maguire, a long-time British resident of Malaysia, in her bright-yellow VW Beetle along a beautiful winding road towards the town of Kuala Kubu Baru,…

Once We Were There wins at The Readers Choice Awards 2018

Once We Were There wins at The Readers Choice Awards 2018

Bernice Chauly’s ‘Once We Were There’ wins 2nd prize in the Fiction Category at the 2018 Readers Choice Awards.

Once We Were There wins Penang Monthly Book Prize

Once We Were There wins Penang Monthly Book Prize

Bernice Chauly’s ‘Once We Were There’ wins the Penang Monthly Book Prize for November 2017. The book was awarded in the ‘Excellence in Fiction’ category.

The Cultural Frontline: Bernice Chauly on the BBC

  Here is an interview with author Bernice Chauly, taken from a BBC World Service  programme called The Cultural Frontline In Bernice’s book, Once We Were There— which won the Penang Monthly Book Prize 2017 — the Reformasi political movement of the 1990s was…

Article: Literary town

Article: Literary town

By Kate Mayberry for the Mekong Review Issue 12, August 2018 Link to article: https://mekongreview.com/literary-town/     On the eve of Malaysia’s May election, Bernice Chauly finally sat down to watch Mahathir Mohamad deliver a campaign speech. Over the previous fortnight,…

Review: Writer Bernice Chauly celebrates Malaysia’s dark side

Review: Writer Bernice Chauly celebrates Malaysia’s dark side

New novel depicts the hedonism and idealism of Reformasi-era Kuala Lumpur By Marco Ferrarese for the Nikkei Asian Review Published 26 October, 2017 Link to article: https://s.nikkei.com/2F5hbef Author Bernice Chauly reads from her new novel “Once We Were There” in Singapore…

Review: Once We Were There – debut novel breaks every taboo in the book for Malaysians

Review: Once We Were There – debut novel breaks every taboo in the book for Malaysians

Race, religion, politics, corruption, sex – nothing is off limits for Bernice Chauly in Once We Were There, a daring page-turner, framed by events of Reformasi movement, about a mother in Kuala Lumpur caught up in rapid social change By…

Once We Were There: now available in Malaysia, Singapore, and the UK.

Once We Were There: now available in Malaysia, Singapore, and the UK.

 South East Asian Cover designed by Allan Yap. UK cover designed by Priscilla Wong. Synopsis: Journalist Delonix Regia chances upon the cultured and irresistible Omar amidst the upheaval of the Reformasi movement in Kuala Lumpur. As the city roils around…