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A spotlight on works in translation

This month’s translated works included a debut fiction collection from an Indonesian poet, an award-winning classic of Japanese crime fiction, and the latest work from the secret Italian superstar, Elena Ferrante. Happy Stories, Mostly by Norman Erikson Pasaribu (tranlated from Indonesian by … [Read more...]

12+ Great 2022 Short Story Collections by Asian Authors

Last year, I compiled this list of short story collections by Asian authors, declaring 2021 the year of the short story. But as it turns out, my reading habit continues to show no signs of coming back in full force any time soon, so for better or for worse, perhaps it will actually be the decade of … [Read more...]

11 Translated Books by Asian Women Writers to Read This #WITMonth

Happy #WITMonth! To celebrate this special occasion, we've chosen eleven books you won't want to miss by some of our favorite Asian women writers in the WWB archives. From Indonesia, Macau, Vietnam, India, and more, these titles range across genres and themes, delving into questions of migration, … [Read more...]

Lockdown Literature

If you’re living in a country, city or region that has enforced a strict lockdown, I hope you’re hanging in there. Sometimes, I can’t seem to remember what “normal” feels like – to be fair, I have always been a couch potato, but to not even have the option to go to the movies, a restaurant, the … [Read more...]

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with this diverse collection of 5 recent novels

This year, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is sure to attract more readers and listeners than usual, moved by anti-Asian racism and harmful acts to attend the voices and experiences of AAPI authors. Here are just a few of the dozens of recent novels that reflect the growing … [Read more...]