K. S. Maniam
Subramaniam Krishnan (born 1942), popularly known as K. S. Maniam, is an Indian Malaysian academic and novelist.
K. S. Maniam has been writing from his early teens. His stories have appeared in numerous journals around the world. His first novel, The Return, was published in 1981 and the second, In a Far Country, in 1993. He won the first prize for The Loved Flaw: Stories from Malaysia in The New Straits Times–McDonald short-story contest (1987) and for Haunting the Tiger: Contemporary Stories from Malaysia in The New Straits Times–Shell contest (1990). He is the inaugural recipient of the Raja Rao Award (New Delhi, September 2000), for his outstanding contribution to the literature of the South Asian diaspora. He has been lecturer (1980–85) and associate professor (1986–97) in the English Department, University of Malaya, in Kuala Lumpur. He lives with his wife, son and daughter in Subang Jaya, Malaysia, and devotes his time fully to writing.
- 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.
- David C. L. Lim, "The Path of the Imagination: A Conversation with K. S. Maniam", 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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