Samantha Kuok Leese

Interview with a writer: Jhumpa Lahiri, author of Booker longlisted The Lowland

9 September 2013 9:30

The Lowland is the magnificent new novel by Jhumpa Lahiri, which has been longlisted for this year’s Man Booker prize.…

Chan Koon Chung – banned in China

29 May 2013 10:29

Chan Koon Chung’s previous novel, The Fat Years, was set in a gently dystopian Beijing of 2013, when a whole…

The world has yet to see the best of Chinese literature

13 March 2013 10:18

– Hong Kong  Imagine if every British novel published since the 1940s was about the Second World War. That’s about…

Katie Kitamura interview

10 August 2012 9:42

Gone to the Forest is Katie Kitamura’s second novel, about a family and the cost of European colonization in an…

23 years later

29 May 2012 9:50

‘Let us learn how to live life with honour and dignity and a wealth of humanity.’ — Liu Xiaobo, 2000…

North Korea’s darkest secret

27 March 2012 9:24

There are concentration camps in North Korea. We can see them clearly, via high-resolution satellite images on Google Earth. There…

History is made at the Man Asian Literary Prize

15 March 2012 14:31

– Hong Kong South Korean author Kyung-sook Shin has become the first woman to win the Man Asian Literary Prize…

Authors rail against attack on free speech in India

23 January 2012 8:13

Jaipur — It was a sad weekend here for freedom of speech, as the Rushdie controversy took one strange turn…

Festival organisers threatened with arrest over Rushdie controversy

20 January 2012 19:01

Jaipur – In a dramatic end to the first day of the Jaipur Literature Festival, four writers rallied in support…