Zalina Abdul Aziz @ ninotaziz
Pustaka Alam Nusantara
ninotaziz, born in Tasmania, Australia, is the author of several books, specialising in Malaysian heritage and legends including the ‘From The Written Stone’ with a foreword by Minister of Culture, Arts and Tourism and ‘From The Gathering’, both published by Utusan Publishers. Her first book, ‘From the Written Stone’ was awarded special mention at the BITARA AWARDS, the Malaysian chapter of the International Books and Books for Youth(IBBY).
HIKAYAT is an anthology of legends from ancient Malay kingdoms. Her other current book projects include ‘NAGARA – From The Lost Kingdoms, From The Wayang Kulit. ninotaziz also writes work of fiction and her first major attempt is ‘Dreams Of The Pomegranate’.
An event organiser with 20 years experience, including royal banquets for the King and the Prime Minister, ninotaziz is driven to organise exhibitions and carnivals with a cultural emphasis. At such a royal banquet, she organised a special presentation by the Mak Yong grand dame (the late) Khadijah Awang for His Majesty The Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
ninotaziz has collaborated with the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture, the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, the National Archives, the British Council, the American Embassy, Malaysia Airlines and various other organisations.