One legacy of pre-publication censorship, even as Myanmar moves toward more contemporary values, is a stubborn lack of translation from English.
Indonesia’s Top Literary Agent says “Think Books, Not Bali!”
Thomas Nung Atasana, Indonesia’s leading literary agent, argues that the archipelago’s authors and publishers deserve international attention.
France, Southeast Asia In Spotlight at Frankfurt Rights Directors Meeting
The Rights Directors Meeting at the Frankfurt Book Fair will focus on France and the developing markets in Southeast Asia where more than 620 million people live.
Ananth Padmanabhan To Lead HarperCollins India
Ananth Padmanabhan has been named CEO of HarperCollins India, leaving Penguin Random House where he was SVP of sales. He starts in October.
Sample New Writing from Indonesia at Words Without Borders
Words Without Borders featured nine new translations from Indonesia in advance of Indonesia’s turn as Guest of Honor at the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair.
The Lontar Foundation Publishes Modern Indonesian Classics
Popmatters discusses the Modern Library of Indonesia series, published since 2010, by the Lontar Foundation, as well as the organization behind the books.
Oui, French Readers are Just as E-Trashy as Everyone Else
French readers like many trashy books just as much everyone else; Americans are the most unlikely to finish a book…and more insights from e-book pros.
Jakarta’s ASEAN Literary Festival Spotlights Regional Realities
The first ASEAN Literary Festival spotlighted several regional issues, in particular the dearth of literary exchange, among countries in Southeast Asia.
Malaysia’s Rich Publishing Culture is Waiting to Be Discovered
The country offers a diverse range of publications, from gorgeous cookbooks and cutting-edge education titles to literary and Islamic texts.
Asia’s Literary Writers Now – Quietly – Demand Your Attention!
Asia Literary Review managing editor Duncan Jepson discusses the five year history of his magazine, why Westerners sometimes struggle to comprehend Asian writing, and why it’s important to see beyond China. Editorial by Duncan Jepson When we launched the Asia Literary Review five years ago, it was still a Western World and Asia, regardless of 5,000 years of history, was …