“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!
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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