Regular contributors

Rosie Milne

Asian Books Blog was created by Rosie Milne in 2013 as a platform to share English language news about literature and publishing in Asia. Rosie is a writer currently living in Singapore. She has previously lived in Tokyo and Hong Kong. She has written for a variety of publications in the UK and Asia, and is a regular contributor to Asian Review of Books.

Her four novels are: How To Change Your Life, Holding the Baby, Olivia & Sophia, and, the most recent, Circumstance.
Elaine Chiew
Elaine Chiew writes the Lion City Lit column. She edited Cooked Up: Food Fiction From Around the World (New Internationalist, 2015). She has won prizes for her short fiction and has also been shortlisted in numerous competitions. Her most recent stories can be found in Potomac Review,  Singapore Love Stories (Monsoon Books, 2016), and Heartsick Diaspora (Myriad 2019). She is currently based in Singapore, from where she runs the IG live chat @booksbualbual. 

Devika Misra 
Devika has been a freelance broadcast journalist for many years. She is both a radio producer and presenter and has contributed pieces to Radio Netherlands, the BBC and New York Public Radio.
More recently she worked as a News Editor at Singapore’s MediaCorp broadcasting station 938, featuring contemporary social and political issues in the region.Currently she teaches Oral Presentation and Business English skills at the language training company Berlitz Corporation.
Originally from India, she has lived in Nairobi, New York and Hong Kong, and now calls Singapore her permanent home.

Matthew Legare
Matthew Legare has always loved reading, writing, and history. He has combined his passions to tell stories set during little-known, but fascinating, events of the past. His style is a smooth blend of old pulp magazines and contemporary thrillers, which makes for a pulsating read. In addition to fiction, he's a big reader of history books, particularly Asian, European, and American history. Matthew would love to hear from his readers! Please contact him at or @mlegareauthor.

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