Two new titles in the last fortnight…
… Tender and thought provoking, unusual and rule-breaking, The Butterfly Prison bites and delights as it redefines our notions of beauty, freedom, heroes, criminals, and war.
Review copy courtesy of Open Books.
UPDATE: Read our 3 Star Review
I attended a panel session featuring three of the authors whose works were chosen for inclusion in this Griffith Review collection — ’49 authors under 45′ — Maggie Tiojakin (Indonesian author/translator), Murong Xuecun (Chinese author and censorship critic) and Joshua Ip (Singaporean poet).
The Asian century is in full swing, generating unprecedented economic and social power. In coming decades this will profoundly change the world, and the lives of all those living in the world’s most populous region. New Asia Now features outstanding young writers from the countries at the centre of this transformation. They write about the people and places they know with passion, flair and insight. This unique collection takes a journey through the region’s diversity with a new generation of literary stars, who will shape the way we understand the complexities of culture, politics and modernisation.
Very much impressed by the readings and engaging discussion that evening, I purchased a copy.
Have you read either of these titles? Which most interests you?
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