Bringing new & diverse Malaysian writing to the world
Sivagurunathan & Chua is a literary agency based in Malaysia looking to bring new and diverse Malaysian writing to the world.
The partners Devina Sivagurunathan and Rosalind Chua aim to combine their decades of publishing and international business development experience with a shared love for books (and David Beckham) to build long-term relationships with authors, publishers, and agents throughout the world.
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We are currently accepting fiction and non-fiction submissions from authors who write in English or Bahasa Malaysia. Please email us a summary and the first three chapters of your work, we’d love to hear from you!
Rosalind Chua is a publishing professional with 25 years of industry experience. Over the course of her career, she has worked in various departments—from foreign rights, production and editorial—in both the UK (Amber Books and Transworld Publishers) and Malaysia.
Since returning home in 2003, she has been an advocate for Malaysian literary talent; her goal is to promote Malaysian writing on the world stage through SCLA. This is reflected in her authors who have gone on to receive international acclaim: Viji Krishnamoorthy (longlisted for the 2023 Dublin Literary Award) and Gabija Grušaitė (shortlisted for the 2019 EU Prize for Literature among others).
Devina Sivagurunathan has been a passionate and ferocious reader of non-fiction and fiction books ever since she could read. She has too many favourite authors to count, ranging from William Dalrymple to Arundhati Roy to Anthony Burgess. She enjoys both a good tale and carefully researched work, and is particularly susceptible to sharp storytelling and boldly fleshed out characters. She has over two decades of experience in the business world, and brings her business acumen into the running of SCLA. She is currently the Executive Director of MABECS.