Lead An Extraordinary Life
Dina Zaman has been writing for the Malaysian media as a columnist for 20 years. She started writing about the single life in the 90s, and it was during her tenure at Malaysiakini.com that saw her find her niche: Muslim life in Malaysia.
She is an award-winning writer of non-fiction, fiction and poetry. She has a media presence locally and abroad as a columnist since 1994 and commentator of current affairs since 2005. Her bylines and editorial contributions appear regularly in well-read media outlets including The Malay Mail Online, The Malaysian Insider, The Star, to name a few. She has appeared on the BBC and been interviewed on Everywoman, a women’s programme on Al Jazeera. She wrote I Am Muslim (www.malaysiakini.com, 2005 to 2006), which is now a book published by Silverfish Books, and her latest book, King of The Sea, was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award.
She was also a Senior Asian Public Intellectual Fellow (2012 to 2013) and a British High Commissioner Chevening Award Scholar (1999).
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