K. S. Maniam
Subramaniam Krishnan (born 1942), popularly known as K. S. Maniam, is an Indian Malaysian academic and novelist.
K. S. Maniam was born in Bedong, Malaysia, of Indian immigrant parents. His first schooling was conducted in Tamil until he pestered his father into sending him to an English medium school. He trained at Malayan Teacher's College (UK) in the 1960s, returning to Malaysia to teach and study English at University of Malaya in the 1970s. He was Associate Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at University of Malaya until 1997 when he took up writing full-time. His writing commonly addresses the lives and problems of the post-colonial Indian Diaspora in Malaysia. In 2000 he received the Raja Rao Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Literature of the South Asian Diaspora.
- The Return (London: Skoob, 1981, 1993)
- In A Far Country (1993)
- Between Lives (2003)
- The Cord (1983)
- The Sandpit: Womensis (1990)
- The Eagles (1976)
- Removal in Pasir Panjang (1981)
- The Pelanduk (1981)
- The Third Child (1981)
- The Dream of Vasantha (1981)
- Project: Graft Man (1983)
- We Make It To The Capital (1984)
- The Aborting (1986)
- Encounters (1989)
- Parablames (1989)
- Plot (1989)
- Haunting the Tiger (1990)
- Sensuous Horizons: The Stories & The Plays (1994)
- In Flight (written 1993, published 1995)
- Arriving ...and other stories (1995)
- Faced Out (2004)
- Guardian Knot
- K. S. Maniam 2 essays by the author.
- Malaysia as myth in K. S. Maniam's In a Far Country by Peter Wicks (pdf).
- A Portrait of the Imagination as a Malleable Kolam: K. S. Maniam's In A Far Country by Shanthini Pillai.
- "Renegotiating Identity and Belief in K.S. Maniam's The Return" by Tang Soo Ping.
- "Your memories are our memories": Remembering Culture as Race in Malaysia and K.S. Maniam's Between Lives" by David C.L. Lim.
- "The Path of the Imagination: A Conversation with K. S. Maniam" by David C.L. Lim, Wasafiri, Issue 41.
- The Infinite Longing for Home. Desire and the Nation in Selected Writings of Ben Okri and K.S. Maniam by David C.L. Lim.
- "K.S Maniam and diasporic issues"
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