John Greenwood has just returned from a two-week visit to Singapore, where he promoted Forbidden Hill and Chasing the Dragon, the first and second volume of his Singapore Saga series. John and Leslie Lim attended the VIP preview of ‘From Singapore to Singaporean, the Bicentennial Experience’ on Fort Canning Hill (or Forbidden Hill as he …Read More about Author John D Greenwood’s Chasing the Dragon Book Tour!
“A brilliant book—one of the most engaging, memorable and genuinely insightful works on Indonesia published in recent years: a perfect model for what popular scholarship can achieve in terms of accessibility. It deserves a wide readership.” Tim Hannigan, Asian Review of Books We are so pleased that the Asian Review of Books recently reviewed George …Read More about Bandit Saints of Java – high praise from the Asian Review of Books!
Congratulations to authors Golda Mowe (“Iban Woman”), JP Cross (“Operation Blind Spot”) and Ewe Paik Leong (“Penang Undercover”) for their books being nominated for Popular Readers Choice Awards 2019. More news to follow soon.
We are really pleased that our author, George Quinn will be chatting about his book, the Bandit Saints of Java at the Asia Bookroom in Canberra, Australia. Author George Quinn in Conversation with James Fox Bandit Saints of Java How Java’s Eccentric Saints are Challenging Fundamentalist Islam in Modern Indonesia An evening not to be missed …Read More about Meet the Author: George Quinn in conversation at the Asia Bookroom
We are delighted to announce that we have sold Indonesian-language rights for historical novel “Mataram” by Tony Reid in advance of Indonesia being Market Focus at London Book Fair 2019 to Indonesian publisher, Gramedia. The book, Mataram is hiding towards its first reprint and has been one of Monsoon’s most in demand books since its …Read More about Mataram by Tony Reid to be translated
It might have taken us a little while but we are now on Instagram! You can find us by searching for @monsoonbooks or by clicking here. On our account you’ll find snippets of our adventures in publishing, author news and our latest releases. Don’t forget that we are also on Facebook and Twitter …Read More about Find us on Instagram! (@monsoonbooks)
We are thrilled that two of our books will be featured at the Singapore Writers Festival this coming weekend. Rosie Milne (author of Olivia and Sophia plus her new book Circumstance) will be in conversation with Karien van Ditzhuijzen (author of A Yellow House) on the 11th November at 3.30pm at the Arts House Gallery …Read More about Authors event! Singapore Writers Festival
For our Australian readers, we have a brilliant event coming up with our author Tony Reid and his new book, Mataram. Please see below! 6pm Thursday November 15th at Asia Bookroom Tony Reid discusses his latest book in conversation with Jennifer Lindsay Mataram. A Novel of Love, Faith and Power in Early Java Seventeenth-century …Read More about Author event: Tony Reid in conversation with Jennifer Lindsay
We are thrilled that two out of the four shortlisted books for the Penang Monthly Book Prize! Iban Woman by Golda Mowe and Finding Maria by Dawn Farnham are both in the running for the prize. The winner will be announced later this year so until then, we are keeping our fingers crossed. The Penang …Read More about Monsoon Books are shortlisted in Penang Monthly Book Prize!
In late summer we delighted to publish a new book – A Yellow House by Karien Van Ditzhuijzen. This is a poignant coming-of-age story, told in the voice of inquisitive Maya and explores the plight of migrant domestic workers in Singapore. The response was immediately very positive and we have had multiple requests for review …Read More about Focus on: A Yellow House by Karien Van Ditzhuijzen
Have you seen our newsletter? Each month we send out a newsletter that lets our readers know about new releases, events and goings on in the Monsoon Books world. You can look at our latest one here. We highlight the new books that we are publishing this month and also suggest a few summer reads …Read More about Take a bit of Monsoon away with you this July: New book releases for the summer
We were thrilled when website Trip Fiction featured our books in their round up of great reads set in Thailand. See the post here. Not only did they feature the brilliant, A Woman of Bangkok by Jack Reynolds as their Number 1 choice but we also got a listing at Number 8 for Private Dancer by …Read More about Monsoon makes Trip Fiction’s Top Ten!
We are THRILLED that Kuala Lumpur Undercover II has been nominated in the Popular Readers’ Choice Awards. Congratulations to author Ewe Paik Leong for this fantastic accolade. Please help us by voting for your preferred book here. THANK YOU!!! You can also enter their competition by just choosing 3 books (we are hoping one of …Read More about Kuala Lumpur Undercover II is nominated for Popular Reader’s Choice Awards Malaysia!
We are delighted to be publishing Twilight in Kuta by Davis Nesbit today! David, a teacher from the UK has lived in Indonesia for over 20 years and was inspired to write the book after realising that he had a story to tell. Twilight in Kuta explores love, loss and infidelity in present-day Indonesia from a …Read More about Twilight in Kuta by David Nesbit – our new release!
We were absolutely thrilled to discover that Nigel Barley’s Snow over Surabaya was voted to second place in the Asian Books Blog Book of the Year Award recently. The influential blog has been a great supporter to Monsoon Books over the past few years and we were overwhelmed to be told that voters had been …Read More about Snow over Surabaya in Book of the Year Awards!
This January, author of our new series, Singapore Saga, John D.Greenwood visited Singapore for an author tour to celebrate the publication of the first novel in the series, Forbidden Hill. The tour included events as The American Club, the British Association, the University of Singapore and Littered with Books. He was also interviewed by Olivia …Read More about Author John D.Greenwood’s Forbidden Hill triumphs in Singapore!
We have partnered with Goodreads again to give our UK readers the opportunity to win a free copy of our new book, Island Secrets – Stories of Love, Lust and Loss in Bali. To enter, you just need to click on the link here which takes you to the Goodreads landing page. Or you can …Read More about Island Secrets Giveaway on Goodreads
We were thrilled to launch two books at the recent Singapore Writers Festival this month. Authors, Dawn Farnham (Finding Maria) and Suchen Christine Lim (The Man Who Who His Wife’s Sarong) attended a launch event which included reading and Q&A’s from the busy audience. It was a wonderful time. With thanks to SWF and Pansing …Read More about Success at the Singapore Writers Festival!
Monsoon are partnering with GoodReads to offer readers in the UK the chance to win one of 10 copies of our new book, Forbidden Hill (Singapore Saga, Vol.1.) by John D.Greenwood. The book can be described as a sweeping saga of historical fiction that spans the first 30 years of Singapore. ‘Brimming with memorable characters, this …Read More about Forbidden Hill is our new GoodReads giveaway