Diversity in book publishing is something She Reads has always made a priority to promote and we have found some amazing new books by female Asian authors this year. In the mood for some great new and inspiring reads? These releases by female Asian authors will do just the trick!
The books assigned in American high schools run the gamut from Shakespearean dramas to Victorian romances. We learn about the punishments of Puritan society, lovesick Jazz Age tycoons and growing up in the American South. But whole swaths of stories and people are often excluded from must-read lists.
We only hope he has many more stories to share. Bangladeshi writer Anam comes from a literary family. Her second novel, The Good Muslimwas just published this past August to much acclaim. Born to a retired officer of the pre-independence Indian Army, Ghosh grew up in Delhi, where he got his first job at a newspaper.
At the time, coming up with a top 10 list seemed like a pretty straightforward task, but the list kept expanding and the process became even more fraught as I imagined, as any modern writer must, what the comments section might look like. With the deadline rapidly approaching, I attended a literary festival on a college campus. It was held in a coffee shop that was actually in the basement of an old dorm.
These seven writers are capturing the Asian American experience in new and exciting ways through literary fiction and poetry alike. Literature produced by Asian Americans has seen a dramatic increase in popularity and numbers. Where Asian-American representation in previous literary years was peopled by a handful of writers, such as Amy Tan, Maxine Hong Kingston and Jhumpa Lahiri, this year offered a wide array of Asian-American writers speaking to a multitude of experiences with race, class, gender and identity.
Penguin Classics will publish four canonical novels by Asian-American authors on May The Hanging on Union Square by H. Tsiang, Kang, and Bulosan all immigrated to the U.
His research thesis examines how institutions curate and articulate an understanding of the Pacific as a cohesive art region through art. His research interests include contemporary regional issues of development, politics, social change and heritage management. This year the Program was offered to emerging writers who are also current tertiary students at honours and postgraduate level. Applicants came from a variety of research areas including arts, art history, curatorial studies and Asian studies.
I set up The Asian Writer, an online literary magazine, to raise the profile of published authors, after becoming frustrated that they were given little mainstream exposure. I wanted to give emerging writers a platform to showcase their work. As an aspiring novelist, I wished to create a safe haven for like-minded individuals who were defying their parents' wishes by pursuing a career in writing instead of banking.
Five writers from ChinaJapanand India made the cut this week when the Man Asian Literary Prize announced the shortlist for its award for the best novel by an Asian writer, either written in English or translated into English last year. The winner will be announced at a dinner in Hong Kong on March February 16, Bi Feiyu is well known in China as a novelist and screenwriter.