Subashini Navaratnam

Subashini Navaratnam is a copywriter from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia who occasionally blogs. She can also be found on Twitter.

Columns // 5 Articles
Reviews // 59 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Columns

'Notes of a Crocodile', The Taiwanese Queer Cult Classic Now in English Translation | 28 Sep 2017 // 9:00 PM

Many can relate to the sense of being a monster in a human suit, of being “unnatural”, of the ways in which queer people are constantly reminded that something is amiss about their desire.

On Those Who Must Work as Whores, and Those Who Can Afford to Just Play at It | 24 Jul 2014 // 9:30 PM

The debate about sex work is usually about the spectacle that accompanies “sex”, rather than about the sex workers and the work of sex. That needs to change.

//Reviews

'Based on a True Story' Won't Take Hold of You | 3 Oct 2017 // 3:29 AM

The whole book is a non-answer, and to take that risk, the author has to give something in return: a fleshed-out plot, more action, or elevated language.

Percival Everett's Latest Is a Muted, Sober Rendering of What Seems to Be a Cliché | 5 Sep 2017 // 5:30 AM

So Much Blue is a controlled novel of interwoven timelines about an artist coming to terms with the secrets he's kept from others.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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