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Asian Books Blog is a place to explore, discuss and celebrate books about Asia, by Asians, published in Asia, or otherwise of some particular relevance in Asia.

We mean by "Asia" east to west from India to Tokyo, and north to south from Mongolia to Singapore.  We do not cover the Near West, also known as the Middle East.

We welcome works in translation but we only write about books available in English.

We cover narrative non-fiction, graphic novels, literary fiction, and all genres of fiction not classified as literary fiction, except, on the whole, erotica.  We cover some poetry sometimes, depending on our mood, the same goes for children's books and young adult titles.

We do not cover cookery, flower arranging, interior design, sports books, self-help, or anything tagged as a "lifestyle" title.

We cover self-published books in our monthly column Indie spotlight.

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