Cul­ture

Feli­cia Yap is a poly­math.

Esquire (Malaysia) - - CONTENTS - WORDS BY JA­SON TAN

Au­thor Feli­cia Yap on her lat­est novel Yes­ter­day, James Won bets the farm on his de­gus­ta­tion menu, Er­wyn Trykowski as the mil­len­nial man fronting Sin­gle­ton whiskey, Roberto Guiati, and trav­el­ling in the city of Mus­cat.

She’s done, with joy, his­tory, cell bi­ol­ogy, writ­ten stuff for The

Econ­o­mist. And, be­cause we think in­tel­li­gence is not merely an in­tel­lec­tual ex­er­cise, we would in­clude ball­room danc­ing and cat­walk mod­el­ling in her reper­toire of life skills. Yes­ter­day (Wild­fire Books) is her de­but novel. It caused a scrum among pub­lish­ers, so her story was picked up by the UK press (she lives in Lon­don, pre­vi­ously Cam­bridge, where the novel is set), and none other than Fixi books has trans­lated

Yes­ter­day into Malay (Se­malam). Esquire di­verted the au­thor into a stu­dio re­cently, where we tried to fig­ure her out. We haven’t yet, but here’s a pre­view of the im­ages that hap­pened in be­tween our con­ver­sa­tion on mem­ory and what we’d be with­out it. Stay tuned.

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