Ramlee Awang Murshid
Ramlee Awang Murshid
|Born||4 November 1967|
Papar, Sabah, Malaysia
|Education||B.A., (Mass Communication)|
|Alma mater||University Kebangsaan Malaysia (2000)|
|Spouse||Dayang Aminah Datuk Aliudin (m. 1990)|
Ramlee Awang Murshid is a Malaysian novelist.
Life and career
Ramlee Awang was born in Papar in the state of Sabah on 4 November 1967. He attended in the Kapayan Primary School in Kota Kinabalu from 1974 to 1979. He graduated from Sabah College in 1984 after 4 years there. He furthered his studies from the National University of Malaysia, where he obtained his Certificate of Communication in 2000 as well as his Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree in Communication.
He had involved himself in theatre since his teenage years, at times as a director, playwright or actor. He was also a former reporter for Radio Televisyen Malaysia spanning 20 years from 1986 to 2010. His reporting job, which sometimes brought him to travel to various countries, played a significant role in his writing. Some of those works, which are set in faraway countries such as Japan, were inspired by his travels.
He is married to Dayang Aminah Datuk Aliudin since 19 February 1990. They have one child together named Muhammad Aizuddin.
- First runner for his novel Igauan Maut (1995) in Adult Novel Writing, hosted by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kota Kinabalu branch.
- Sabah Literature Award 1995/1996 from his novel Igauan Maut
- First runner up for Pei Pan novel, hosted by Sako Novel National Award 2002.
- Sabah Literature Award 2004/2005 via novel Pei Pan
- Sabah Literature Award 2006/2007 via novel Bagaikan Puteri (Like a princess)
- Berita Harian Reader's Favourite Book Award 2009 via novel Hijab Sang Pencinta (2nd Runner Up)
|01||1995||Igauan Maut||Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka||No longer published|
|02||1998||Tombiruo||Alaf21||film: Tombiruo: Penunggu Rimba|
|04||2000||Anugerah Pertama||Creative Enterprise||No longer published|
|13||2006||Hatiku Di Harajuku||Alaf21|
|14||2007||Cinta Sang Ratu||Alaf21|
|16||2008||Hijab Sang Pencinta||Alaf21|
|17||2008||Personal Justice||Alaf21||English translation of ADAM|
|28||2014||Raudhah||Karangkraf||As part of the Jiwa Kacau 2 : Gaun Berdarah anthology|
|29||2014||Mitos||RAMFC||Originally released as a series every Saturday on Berita Harian in 2013|
|31||2015||Tetamu Siang||Karangkraf||A part of the Jembalang anthology|
|32||2015||Sunan Cinta Nan Sakti||Karangkraf|
|34||2017||Anding Ayangan||Buku Prima|
|35||2018||Legasi Tombiruo||Buku Prima|
Adaptations of works
A film adaptation of one of Ramlee's more famous works, Tombiruo: Penunggu Rimba, was co-produced by Astro Shaw, book publisher Karangkraf, Ideate Media and Ramlee's own production company Layar Sunan. The film was released to cinemas on 16 October 2017. The four companies are also in the process of making a film adaptation of another work titled Bagaikan Puteri, a historical fiction novel surrounding a young lady who is flung into the 15th century and ends up falling for an admiral of the Aceh Sultanate.
- "Prinsip Ramlee Awang Murshid". Sinar Harian (in Malay). 4 May 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
- "Mengenai Penulis - Ramlee Awang Murshid". Alaf21 (in Malay). (Kumpulan Media Karangkraf Sdn Bhd.
- Groves, Don (23 August 2016). "42 Entertainment Creates Characters For Malaysian Action-Thriller 'Tombiruo'". Forbes. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
- Bissme S. (11 October 2017). "A writer's dream". The Sun. p. 22. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
- "cinema.com.my: Tombiruo". Retrieved 11 July 2017.
- Shafizan Johari (22 October 2017). "Laksamana Sunan bakal ke layar perak". Astro Awani (in Malay). Retrieved 26 October 2017.
- Chaw, Kenneth (22 December 2017). "'Mandatory' TV viewing". The Star (Star 2). p. 2. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
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