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23rd July 2021

Penguin Books’ Launch Press Release featured in Eksentrika.com


3rd August 2021

Full feature article on Daryl and Mist-Bound in The Star Malaysia’s Lifestyle & Culture Section. The Star is the largest paid English newspaper in terms of circulation in Malaysia,

A-List.SG “5 SingLit Books to Check Out”

18th August 2021

An initiative by the National Arts Council and supported by the Ministry of Culture and Communications, The A List is a one-stop online arts and culture portal for Singapore.


1st Sept 2021

The Sun is Malaysia’s first national free daily newspaper in tabloid form.

Sunday Times Singapore’s “Top 5 Hot-Off-The-Press Home grown “Books

5th Sept 2021

Sunday Times Singapore – Singapore Shelf “Top 5 hot-off-the-press home grown books”

supercoolbooks.com “Meet The Author”

18th Sept 2021

MEET THE AUTHOR: DARYL KHO, author of Mistbound: How to Glue Back Your Grandpa, published by Penguin Random House SEA

makchic magazine Interview

21st Sept 2021

Makchic Magazine 21Sep21: Starting Family Conversations about Dementia with “Mist-Bound: How to Glue Back Grandpa”

Project We Forgot Interview

25th Sept 2021

Project We Forgot is a support community for dementia caregivers. “Through this, I learned that sometimes the best way to move a person is not to push them but to take their hand and walk alongside them.” Follow the story of Daryl Kho, the author of Mist-Bound: How to Glue back Grandpa, and how his family stayed glued together while navigating the mist in difficult times.

Twinkl Malaysian Blogger Spotlight

28th Sept 2021

Apart from UNESCO International Literacy Day, September is also the month of World Kid Lit, a movement that celebrates literature for children and teens around the globe. This September, we speak to inspiring young book bloggers from Malaysia and ask them to recommend us some of their favourite books for children and middle grades.

Mist-Bound Illustrator SillyJellie Nanyang SiangPau Malaysia Interview

29th Sept 2021

Mist-Bound was illustrated by a Disney artist! SillyJellie was recently engaged by Disney to illustrate a poster for Raya and the Last Dragon. She was also gave Mist-Bound an awesome shoutout in her newspaper feature article.

The A-List interviews the author of Mist-Bound!

30th Sept 2021

Daryl Kho blends the real world and mythical folklore from Southeast Asia and beyond, which will appeal to kids and teach them to appreciate their grandparents while they’re still around. Learn more about the book here!⁠⁠ The A List is a one-stop online arts and culture portal for Singapore.

The Straits Times Singapore Feature

4th Oct 2021

Two page feature on Daryl and Mist-Bound in The Straits Times Life Pullout. Launched on July 15, 1845, The Straits Times is the most-read newspaper in Singapore.

Mist-Bound in nationwide student newspaper What’s Up

(Oct 2021)

Mist-Bound was featured in What’s Up, the student newspaper circulated to all students in primary schools nationwide. Students had a chance to win a free copy by answering “What would you do if you were Alexis?”


(4 Nov 2021)

Part Two of Project We Forgot’s three-part series on the story behind Mist-Bound.


VintageRadio.SG Interview

2nd July 2021

VintageRadio’s legendary DJ’s Brain Richmond and Aloysius Tan, along with Daryl and co-guest Stanley Ho from Dementia Singapore explore how we can build a more #empathetic and supportive #society for dementia. Daryl talks about his book and shares his own experiences with dementia in the #family.

Daryl’s personal highlight from the session: when he’s asked what his favorite part of the book is, and Brian Richmond offers some very kind words.

Interview with Artist Nini Marini

20th August 2021

The multi-talented artist Nini Marini spoke to Daryl on IG Live about the creative processes and inspirations behind Mist-Bound: How to Glue back Grandpa

Daryl’s personal highlight from the session: hearing Nini’s thoughts about Mist-bound as a reader

Two Book Nerds Talking Interview FB Live Interview

3rd Sept 2021

Daryl’s Facebook Live interview with Two Book Nerds Talking which is hosted by two Malaysian gals, Honey Ahmad and Diana Yeong who love talking about everything about books

BFM Radio 89.9 Interview

14th Sept 2021

The Bigger Picture > Health & Living > HOW A DEMENTIA DIAGNOSIS CHANGES FAMILIES September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an annual international campaign to raise awareness and to challenge the stigma around dementia. This year’s campaign aims to shine a light on the warning signs of dementia, and to encourage people to seek out information, advice and support. In conjunction with it, we’re taking a look at how a dementia diagnosis affects not just the individual but the relationships within a family unit, especially when family members then have to take on the role of caregivers. Host Tee Shiao Eek speaks to Dr Khor Hui Min, consultant geriatrician from University Malaya Medical Centre, and Daryl Kho, author of the children’s book “Mist-Bound: How to Glue Back Grandpa”.

Interview with Hwee Goh @hweesbookshare

18th Sept 2021

Former ChannelNewsAsia journalist, author and book reviewer Hwee Goh and Daryl chatted about the inspirations behind some of the mythical creatures and much more. They even co-read an excerpt from Mist-Bound!


4th Oct 2021

In conjunction with Grandparent’s Day in Malaysia, we speak to @elliethopia and @darylkho about grandparents, their collaboration on the cover and just getting to know them better!
#GrandparentsDay #MistBound

Upcoming : Malaysia Writers Fest 2021: Penguin Panel

(23rd Oct 2021)

MY Writers Fest invites attendees to a special panel of Malaysian authors published by Penguin Random House Southeast Asia in 2021. This will be readings by the authors led by Associate Publisher Nora Abu Bakar, followed by further discussion in three breakout rooms: – Children’s Lit with Tunku Halim and Daryl Kho; – Mythology with Tutu Dutta and Golda Mowe; and – Adult Fiction with Ram Anand, Paul GnanaSelvam, and Wan Phing Lim.

Upcoming : Singapore Writers Festival 2021 – Navigating Memory Lane Panel 

(13th Nov 2021 6pm)

The Singapore Writers Festival, one of Asia’s premier literary events, started in 1986 as a biennial festival. Now organised yearly by Arts House Limited, SWF is a much anticipated event on the cultural calendar, presenting the world’s major literary talents to Singaporeans while shining a spotlight on home grown and Southeast Asian creative talents. It has hosted literati the likes of two-time Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood, Whitbread First Novel Award winner Zadie Smith, British poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Nebula winner Neil Gaiman and Lambda Literary Award winner Roxane Gay.

Times Bookstore Author Storytelling Session 

(5 Dec 2021 3:30pm)

Join author Daryl Kho in an exclusive storytelling session at Times Bookstore Waterway Point for an in-person audience of 10. Session will be broadcast on FB Live.


Record Launch Pre-orders

(June 2021)

Pre-order Book Signing Date! Pre-orders for Singapore and Malaysia have SOLD OUT, with Pre-order Retailers on both sides of the border (Times Goguru in Singapore and MPH in Malaysia) having to order re-stocks! Retailer (Times Goguru Singapore) shares that Mist-Bound has broken their record for Pre-order sales, despite the pre-order period being only two weeks long!

#EveryoneCanBeSomeone Fundraising Campaign for TOUCH Community Service 

(5th July – 31st Aug 2021)

Fundraising campaign for TOUCH Community Services’ Elderly Pillar

ADFM Caregiver Support Group Sharing Session

(3rd July 2021)

Private sharing session to 60 members of ADFM’s (Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation Malaysia) Caregivers Support Group.

Mist-Bound tops Best-seller Charts across bookstores in Singapore and Malaysia in second month of launch!

Zall Bookstore Singapore

(August 2021)

#1 on Zall Bookstore Singapore’s Best Seller List across all English books!

Mist-Bound tops Best-seller Charts across bookstores in Singapore and Malaysia in second month of launch!

Books Kinokuniya Singapore

(August 2021)

Children’s Best-seller in Books Kinokuniya Singapore!

Mist-Bound tops Best-seller Charts across bookstores in Singapore and Malaysia in second month of launch!

Times Bookstores Singapore

(August 2021)

Children’s Best-seller in Times Bookstores Singapore!

Mist-Bound tops Best-seller Charts across bookstores in Singapore and Malaysia in second month of launch!

MPH Online Malaysia

(August 2021)

Young Readers Best-seller on MPH Online Malaysia!

#9 on MPH Young Reader’s Best-Seller List 

(3rd Sept-9th Sept 2021)

Mist-Bound is only Asian-originated title on MPH’s weekly Young Readers bestseller list, breaking into a list traditionally dominated by the kids megabrands from the West

Banijay Rights’ Global Staff Spotlight 

(1st Sept 2021)

Mist-Bound’s publication landed Daryl on his employer’s Global Staff Spotlight

(17th Sept-23rd Sept 2021)

(17th Sept-23rd Sept 2021)


Mist-Bound has made it to the very top of the chart!!!

Author of the Month: Times Bookstores Singapore

(Sept 2021)

Mist-Bound had a storefront display at Times Bookstores’ flagship outlet at Waterway Point Mall.

Times Bookstores Singapore #4 Best-selling Childrens Book pore

(Oct 2021)

Mist-Bound is on the Best-Seller Shelves of Times Bookstores Singapore, coming in at #4 above Michelle Obama’s “Becoming”!

Leading the charts for a month and counting!

#1 for three straight weeks (24th Sep to 14th Oct),

#2 for two weeks (weeks of 17th Sept and 15th Oct)