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
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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!