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  1. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    Book review: The Curious Diary of Mr Jam, by Nury Vittachi

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... William Wadsworth The Curious Diary of Mr Jam by Nury Vittachi Blacksmith Books   For the past two decades, Nury Vittachi has made light of life. He collected readers' jokes, ... and a popular event speaker, Vittachi reprises his routine in his latest fiction. Drawn from the author's experiences, this initially entertaining novel relates a year in the life of the fictional ...

  2. Write it like Beckham

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... not give ourselves a goal and write distinctly Asian-themed stories for a young audience.' The book will be launched tonight at the Conrad Hotel's pool deck. Local satirist Nury Vittachi ...

  3. You don't have to write a book, just read, Vittachi says

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... a reopening party on Saturday afternoon, complete with snacks, drinks and humorist Nury Vittachi (pictured) offering sage advice on how books can change lives. 'You don't even have to write one. Just reading the right books can transform your future,' Vittachi said. Of course, he still writes, and has two new ones, a novel, Mr Wong Goes West, and a cheeky children's ...

  4. Literary festival's founders miffed over 10th anniversary arrangements

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... to be the lack of recognition for original founders Nury Vittachi (right) and Australian Jane Camens (left). Camens flew back into town especially for the occasion. Vittachi, author of The Fung Shui ... I as founders, would speak,' Vittachi explained. 'Trying to not be political, we decided to have two events. It was understood we'd speak at theirs and they would speak at our. We've ...

  5. Vittachi's lament: Life imitates novels

    Posted Jul 04th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak It was a weird bit of deja vu for fiction writer Nury Vittachi when he learned a billionaire had recently bought one of those gigantic ... at the earliest,' the author wrote on his blog. Last autumn, Vittachi negotiated a three-book deal for his fung shui detective books to be released in parts of Europe and the US, so news of the sale might ...

  6. ESF school's staff want chairman out

    Posted Dec 21st 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... contract. A letter, signed 'all staff at Kennedy School', was sent to Sunil Nanda, the Pokfulam school's council chairman, and Parent Teacher Association chairman Nury Vittachi ... letter that reflects poorly on the writers. The allegations are baseless and farcical, and are sadly an embarrassment to the school.' Mr Vittachi said: 'The allegations are absurd. ...

  7. Out & About

    Posted Jan 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... needs: suspense, conflict, humour and a good story line. Dead Eric Gets a Virus by Nury Vittachi. I like Vittachi's writing style. He is funny and I can never put his books down. Robert Tom ...

  8. Literary Festival board ousts Vittachi amid acrimony

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Prominent author Nury Vittachi has been kicked off the board of the Literary Festival, which he co-founded, after months of acrimony with other members over the administration ... to Vittachi on January 9. The author claims he has been ostracised for disagreeing with the other members- in particular festival director Peter Gordon- over the make-up of the judging panel ...

  9. Calling all hot shots

    Posted Oct 09th 2005, 12:00am by Duncan Jepson, Tim Cribb

    ... is not only the absence of a literary tradition in much of Asia, but that 'very few people can earn a living as a writer in Asia', says Nury Vittachi, editor of the Hong Kong literary journal Dim Sum, which is close to a tie-up with Jepson and Khan. Vittachi says Asia, which accounts for 63 per cent of the world's population, 'produces a negligible percentage ...

  10. Feng Shui Detective says ciao

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun Things are going like a prayer for writer and satirist Nury Vittachi. The first of his novels in The Feng Shui Detective series has just been translated into Italian ... are in the works. But according to Vittachi, who also goes by the pseudonym Mr Sam Jam on his website www.jam100.com, all translators lose the plot at a certain passage. 'Halfway through the first ...




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