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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 - S1E24: Change or tweak your diet - get Tempted by Tempeh

Thinking of concocting a healthier dish this Christmas season, yet still serving up a taste bomb? Then check out the cookbook "Tempted by Tempeh" by authors George Jacobs, Pauline Menezes, and Susianto Tseng. Page Turners host and producer Melanie Oliveiro spoke to George and Pauline who talked up a storm on all things tempeh - a fermented soybean cake.

17/12/2022 18 mins

Page Turners - S1E23: The Luck of the Irish? More like "Pluck of the Irish" says 'The Colony' author Audrey Magee

What does it mean to be Irish, the colonised and/or the coloniser? Booker Prize nominee Audrey Magee delves headlong into this topic with Page Turners' Melanie Oliveiro. Magee's second novel 'The Colony' not only mirrors this question but also takes the reader on a multifaceted, multilayered tale of island life set against the IRA bombing campaign of the late seventies.

09/12/2022 22 mins

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