Singapore-based publisher Kitaab has announced the launch of T. A. Morton’s collection of short stories, Halfway Up A Hill–Stories from Hong Kong in Singapore on 19 February 2016. Novelist and poet Krishna Udayasankar will be in conversation with the Copenhagen-based author, T. A. Morton.
In Halfway up a Hill, an array of characters from the eight distinctive short stories converge and interact in and around a busy Soho coffee shop in Hong Kong. In the air-conditioned confines of an unassuming coffee shop halfway up (or down, depending on your point of view) a steep Hong Kong hillside, a multitude of lives entwine, unravel and spin off, together and apart, all watched over and influenced by forces the people involved only vaguely apprehend—as well as observed by the benign spirits that occupy the shop bathroom. The collection of intriguing stories told in Halfway up a Hill both stimulate and beguile, like a sip of hot coffee on a cold day.
T.A. Morton has worked as journalist and editor for Longman Pearson in Hong Kong. Returning to Europe she now resides in Copenhagen where she works as a freelance editor. She lives with her husband and daughter and is the proud godmother to a commercial ship, Tracey Kosan. Currently she is working towards her masters in Literature, and also on her third novel.
Launch of HALFWAY UP A HILL
by T.A. Morton
☞ 19 February 2016, Friday
7 p.m. at BooksActually
(№ 9 Yong Siak Street
The event is open to public. All are welcome.