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Page Turners

Page Turners

Page Turners presents conversations with bestselling authors - from Singapore and the world - discussing their latest novels. Every week Melanie Oliveiro finds out what inspired them to put out their latest works, and how a writer’s life has shifted in a fast-changing world.

Page Turners - S1E22: Allow disruption at work and in life to unlock your full potential says thought leader Haresh Khoobchandani

You're never too young, or high up the corporate ladder, to get a kick up the backside and 'wake up your idea'. Learning to process inconvenient hard truths for the betterment of your professional and personal lives will pay off. Get tips from 'Growth by Choice' author Haresh Khoobchandani as he shoots the breeze with Page Turners host/producer Melanie Oliveiro.

03/12/2022 18 mins

Page Turners - S1E21: Fake meh? Dive into Kirstin Chen's world of counterfeit luxury handbags

Kirstin Chen went to China to research her novel 'Counterfeit' and soon, Hollywood came knocking in the form of Reese Witherspoon and Sony Pictures TV. Chen, a Singaporean in America, leads Page Turners' Melanie Oliveiro into the fake luxury handbags industry involving some literal partners in crime.

26/11/2022 21 mins

Page Turners - S1E20: Talking family ties - warts and all - with novelist Akhil Sharma

A real-life family tragedy and an unhappy childhood set the stage for the novels of Akhil Sharma, an Indian-American author and professor of creative writing. He speaks to Page Turners host & producer Melanie Oliveiro about seeing the beauty in life’s darkest moments, and meeting readers who are drawn to his writings.

18/11/2022 19 mins

Page Turners - S1E19: Norman Musa - the story of a Penang boy turned British-based celeb chef

Meet Norman Musa - a former quantity surveyor who traded his hard hat for an apron. The Malaysian chef and globetrotting cooking instructor has made a name for himself in Britain. He's also enjoying the international release of 'Bowlful' his second cookbook. Page Turners host Melanie Oliveiro uncovers Musa's recipe for success and which dishes you should attempt at home.

11/11/2022 21 mins

Page Turners - S1E18: Don't be all judgy at the workplace, practice psychological safety instead says Mark Mortensen

Are you able to freely express your ideas at work, ask even the most basic questions and make mistakes without feeling embarrassed or marked for ridicule? If so, your workplace embraces psychological safety. If that's sorely lacking, get some tips from Mark Mortensen, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, as he speaks with Page Turners' host & producer Melanie Oliveiro.


04/11/2022 19 mins