Lifestyle writer Daphne Ng speaks to Amal Nadiah Ghazali about her debut novel Dumped, which retells stories of her breakups, mishaps, and misadventures. Read on to find out what the author thinks about the local dating scene, emotional baggage, and the first book that made her cry.
Though you work as a full time geologist, you also channel your passion for writing and micro-blogging in weekly columns and daily tweets. When can we expect a sophomore book from you—and what will it likely be about?
I’m currently in France, taking a break from geology and focusing on my own self and writing the second book. When I’m absolutely happy with it, I’d specify a publishing time!
At this point of my life, human relationships are not any less fascinating than before, although perhaps in a slightly different, more ‘grown up’ light than what it was when I was writing about the 20s era. I’ve travelled more, experienced more, met more fascinating characters – all the building blocks of a good second manuscript, I hope!