Harris bin Potter and the Stoned Philosopher (Preorder)
Currently taking preorders for this title, orders for this book is expected to be fulfilled by early December 2019.
An illustrated edition of the author’s first novel—the hilarious, viral hit Harris bin Potter and the Stoned Philosopher, in which a bespectacled boy finds out that magic is disappearing in Singapore... and has to stop it.
Harris bin Potter is an orphan who loves to play void deck football like any other Singaporean boy. But when he discovers he is a parceltongue (i.e., he can talk to boxes...er, parcels), his world changes. Harris learns about his magical lineage and enrols at the MOE-approved Hog-Tak-Halal-What School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
There, he is sorted into the House of Fandi and gets caught up in an insane adventure to save Singapore’s magical folk from being turned into kosongs.
About the Author
Suffian Hakim has been hailed as “undoubtedly one of the most whimsical, creative and unpretentious young voices in Singapore literature” by The Straits Times. Suffian is a writer at Big 3 Media. He was previously a regional content lead at media agency GroupM and has written for television shows such as Random Island and The Noose, and for the publications Esquire and August Man.
His second novel, The Minorities, was also published by Epigram in 2018.
“Undoubtedly one of the most whimsical, creative and unpretentious young voices in Singapore literature.”
—The Straits Times
“Hilariously-written, completely Singaporean-sounding.”
“One of the most popular works of fiction in Singapore literature... Our favourite Harry Potter references are given a ridiculous local update.”
—The Everyday People
“Harris bin Potter lets every void-deck dwelling, soccer-playing, heartland-loving individual dive deeply into the lore of magic, mystery, mischief and mat-inspired magnificence. Suffian’s wit and ability to make readers (me at least) spit on a page laughing is so natural, I also want to enrol in Hog-Tak-Halal-What and get sorted by a songkok.”
—Tim De Cotta, musician
Size: 198mm x 129mm