We are delighted that the British Council, as part of their working with the London Book Fair has provided Monsoon Books with a grant to bring author of Not a Virgin, Nuril Basri to the UK this month! He will be staying in the UK for a week and during his time here, attending events …Read More about Author Nuril Basri’s visit to the UK – Event info!
Author of the Week
We are delighted to be publishing Saudi Arabia Undercover this month! It is a fascinating read that will amaze and also astound you at times. There are definitely a few laugh out loud moments as well as shocking revelations. It is a brilliant read. Harper Walsh, author of the book has kindly written a piece …Read More about Author feature – Why I wrote Saudi Arabia Undercover by Harper Walsh
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!
This week sees the release of the final instalment of the Detective Hawksworth trilogy, Singapore Red. Monsoon publisher Phillip Tatham was instantly intrigued when he first came across the manuscript. As he says, “As a longtime resident of Singapore, I have always been interested in the history of the island and as a publisher I …Read More about Author of the Week: William L. Gibson
Monsoon recently listed a free book giveaway for Shaman of Bali on Goodreads (are you on there yet – it’s great!) and we were delighted by the response! The book is picking up a lot of interest and we are delighted with our readers’ responses. With this in mind, the author, John, has created this …Read More about Meet the Author – John Greet, author of Shaman of Bali
At Monsoon Books we are always delighted when we are approached by an author who has written a book that fits perfectly with our publishing ethos. John Greet did just that with his book, Shaman of Bali . The book borders on “faction” (based on real events turned into fiction) and shows the not so perfect …Read More about Author of the Week: John Greet
Bamboo Heart and Bamboo Island – parts one and two of the Bamboo trilogy by Ann Bennett have been quietly admired since they were respectively published. Readers have praised these all-absorbing novels, set against the backdrop of World War II in Southeast Asia, and Bamboo Heart went on to win “Best Fiction published in Asia, …Read More about Author of the Week: Ann Bennett
“Modern Malaysian fiction either looks back at its colonial past, or tries to mock Western genres. I’d like to see a bit more of self-reflection and more powerful, exciting writing.” In the second part of our interview with Marco Ferrarese, we discuss the shock and surprise when after two years of being published, Nazi …Read More about Author of the Week: Marco Ferrarese – part 2!
“Revolution is not made by wearing T-shirts with slogans…” In 2013, Monsoon Books was thrilled to publish Marco Ferrase’s eye-opening debut book, Nazi Goreng. Captivating and, at times, brutal, the book was well received by both critics and readers. However, in 2015, the Malaysian Government deemed the content inappropriate and banned bookstores in Malaysia from …Read More about Author of the Week: Marco Ferrarese
This week we have mentioned that The Red Thread, the first instalment in Dawn Farnham’s The Straits Quartet is available for free from iBooks. After hearing from Monsoon’s publisher, we thought we would ask the author a few questions as well! Can you describe The Straits Quartet to your new readers? This is the story …Read More about Author of the week: Dawn Farnham
This week, iBooks will be highlighting The Red Thread by Dawn Farnham – the first in the series of “The Straits Quartet” that Monsoon is proud to publish. The book will be offered for free download from iBooks, with the second instalment, The Shallow Seas, at half price. The books were originally published in 2007, …Read More about Spotlight on: The Straits Quartet by Dawn Farnham.