Rani Manicka

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Rani Manicka

Rani Manicka is an International Best selling novelist, born and educated in Malaysia;[1] She grew up in Terengganu and attended the University of Malaysia, where she received a business degree.[2] She currently divides her time between Malaysia and the United Kingdom.[2] Infused with her own Sri Lankan Tamil family history, The Rice Mother is her first novel,[1] and it won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 2003 for South East Asia and South Pacific region.[3] Her second novel, Touching Earth, was published in 2005, followed by "The Japanese Lover", released in 2009. Her latest work titled "Black Jack" was published in 2013.[2]


  1. ^ a b Tan, Hwee Hwee (3 March 2003). "Matriarch of Malaysia". Time. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Malaysian novelist talks about her second book". The Star (Malaysia). 7 December 2004. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  3. ^ "We do have local gems". The Star (Malaysia). 2 December 2007. Retrieved 3 December 2010.