Sundays used to be for lounging with the papers, now they are just as likely for lounging with iPads. So if you're lazily clicking around looking for something to read, here are a few suggestions, focussing on what's going on lit-wise in Asia.
Seen online around the region
Hong Kong, Singapore writers festivals court controversy (Asia Times / Thailand)
Why pop culture is no less valuable than classic literature (Jakarta Post / Indonesia)
This week in Asian Review of Books
See the Asian Review of Books for ever-interesting discussion. Here are links to its newest reviews, excerpts, letters, essays, listings, translations, news items, and round ups:
Where the Jews Aren’t: The Sad and Absurd Story of Birobidzhan, Russia’s Jewish Autonomous Region by Masha Gessen reviewed by Peter Gordon
Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy by Ece Temelkuran reviewed by Joshua Bird
The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China by Jeffrey Wasserstrom (editor) reviewed by Jonathan Chatwin
Twitter and blog spots.
Each Sunday I suggest a Twitter account you may like to follow, and a blog I find interesting – either about books, or about Asia, or both.
British Council Literature, @LitBritish. Connecting British writers with readers all over the globe. Showing not all Brits have turned their backs on the rest of the world, post the idiocy that’s Brexit.
GalleyCat: a catchall book blog for anything related to (Western) publishing and book industry news. It’s interesting, even though it barely acknowledges Asia exists. Click here.