Felicia Yap is a polymath.
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.