THREE prominent Malaysian poets were honoured by Motivational Strips and the Gujarat Sahitya Academy in conjunction with India’s 74th Independence Day. Lilian Woo, Dr Paul Sebastian and Alan Liew were among the 350 recipients from 80 countries worldwide to receive the International Award for ‘Literary Excellence’. The best authors, writers and poets were considered for the recognition, which was awarded in August following an evaluation by both literary bodies. Motivational Strips is the world’s most active writers forum — with contributors from 163 countries and a monthly visitor count exceeding 7.5 million. Liew, an active blogger who composes poems on his site (tehtarikpoet.blogspot.com) said the award took him by great surprise when he found out about it on Facebook.
Source: The Star October 26, 2020 00:56 UTC