Appearing on 891 Book Club

As I said in the post before, ABC Radio contacted me because of a post I wrote about my visit to the Life of Pi set.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety at the 891 Book Club Archives.

It was an interesting experience, being on a radio show. Especially if you're the one being interviewed! I'll tell you the truth - my heart was pounding when they asked me questions about the book because I read the book over two years ago and had to refresh my memory about the details.

(The interview happened because 891 Afternoons presenter Sonya Feldhoff came across my post about my visit to the set of Life of Pi when I was a journalist.)

The ABC radio offices is quite polished, and it was fascinating to watch the studio operate. On one side is the presenter and guests with their mikes and earphones, on the other are these people operating switchboards and computers.

Outside the glass-encased studio is a regular office where I assume the journalists work. Ah, how I missed that world!

I was ushered into the glass-encased studio, asked to put on the headphones and sit in front of the mike. I felt as if I was going to sit for an exam!

Still, my bestie in Malaysia said she could see me via the web telecast of the show and said I was just fine. Well, you be the judge!

You can listen to the interview at the 891 Bookclub archives here:

This is what this episode is about according to the 891 Bookclub website:

It was a special thrill in our 891 Book Club to welcome one of the authors whose book we are focussing on this month. Karen Lord from the Caribbean was in the studio to personally discuss her book "Redemption in Indigo", which has been described as a modern day fairytale.

And it was interesting to hear her describe how she fleshed out the fool in her book, a character rarely afforded such attention.

Our other book in the spotlight is now a much loved modern classic.

I must be one of the few book lovers who somehow missed reading "Life of Pi" in the first few years after it won the Mann Booker Prize but it's been wonderful to finally catch up on it for our 891 Book Club.

Timely too, with Ang Lee winning the Best Director Oscar this week for his movie version of "Life of PI". I managed to track down and welcome to the studio Elizabeth Tai, a freelance writer, who has not only reviewed the book before but visited the movie set in Taiwan to interview Ang Lee.