Monday 20 July 2015

Read Paper Republic

Paper Republic is a collective of literary translators, promoting new Chinese fiction in translation. Last month it launched a fantastic year-long initiative, Read Paper Republic, for readers who are unfamiliar with Chinese fiction, but who wonder what new Chinese fiction in English translation has to offer in manageable formats - so no 500 page novels. 

Sunday 19 July 2015

Thursday 16 July 2015

500 Words From Jame DiBiasio

500 Words a series of guest posts from Asia-based, locally-published authors, in which they talk about their latest books. Here Jame DiBiasio, an American financial journalist and crime writer now living in Hong Kong, discusses Cowgirl X, the second in his series of Val Benson thrillers – Val is a feisty female amateur sleuth, and she made her debut in Gaijin Cowgirl. The series is published by Crime Wave Press, in Hong Kong.

Tuesday 14 July 2015

Q & A: Merryn Glover

Merryn Glover’s debut novel A House Called Askival was released in paperback in May.

Set in the hill-station of Mussoorie in north India, A House Called Askival is the story of three generations of American missionaries caught up in the political and personal turmoil of religious conflict.  Spanning Partition to the present day, it looks at India's bigger events through the lens of one family and is, at heart, the story of a father and daughter seeking peace - with each other and with their past.

This Week in Asian Review of Books

See the Asian Review of Books for ever-interesting discussion. Here is a list of its newest reviews, excerpts, letters, essays, and round ups:

Sixty Four Chance Pieces: A Book of Changes by Will Buckingham reviewed by Jonathan Chatwin
Specimen: Stories by Irina Kovalyova reviewed by Peter Gordon
Outside reading: links to essays, articles, interviews 
China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan reviewed by Rosie Milne
Great Game East: India, China, and the Struggle for Asia’s Most Volatile Frontier by Bertil Lintner reviewed by Francis P Sempa
Let One Hundred Voices Speak: How the Internet is Transforming China and Changing Everything by Liz Carter reviewed by Simone van Nieuwenhuizen

Sunday 12 July 2015