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On Books: Kelly Kaur launches “Letters to Singapore”. . . into outer space


Though we can’t be sure how many avid readers there are on the moon, one thing is for certain: few writers have their work bottled up in a time capsule and shot into outer space! One such writer is Kelly Kaur, a Singapore native who trekked across the globe to study creative writing at the University of Calgary.

May is Asian Heritage Month, and as part of the festivities, Kelly Kaur launched her novel Letters to Singapore. The story is a compelling and wildly unrestrained look at feeling alien in a new country, told through the eyes of mischievous protagonist, Simran.

On CKUA’s Thoroughfare, Tony King talked with Kelly Kaur about her new novel, and how it will follow a collection of her poetry, as it is literally being launched into space. Listen to the otherworldly conversation:

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