Literature generally observes and critically presents the essence of reality or real incidents. It is based upon tradition, culture, richness and greenery of a society. Moreover, it can be classified into two namely, oral literature and written literature. The former includes ballads, myth, jokes, folktales, fables, etc. whereas the latter includes drama, novel, poetry, prose, short story, etc. novel writing is more peculiar, the most appealing, interesting, fascinating and delightful genre. The term novel is originated from the Italian word called as novella, which means a new story or a new minute thing. After many years, this definition is shortened to novel which means new. Hence, all the novels have surely a new thought, idea, plot, character, etc. Novel possesses narrative stories which are different from short stories. This article tries to analyse the literary work written by Awang Goneng who is one of the writers and journalists in Malaysia, settled in abroad. Hiswork Growing up in Trengganu is a reflection and eventful life he led in a place called Kuala Trengganu in Malaysia. He recollects his past experiences in this place and narrates how it has changed.
Key words: literature, novel, Trengganu, experience.