Monsoon were delighted when Asian Review of Books recently reviewed the new release, Cigarette Girl. Reviewed by Rosie Milne, the book was described as thus: “Cigarette Girl provides fascinating glimpses of contemporary Indonesian social attitudes, and of Indonesian folklore and folk beliefs and provides a sustained, and brave, exploration of recent Indonesian politics and history.” To …Read More about Cigarette Girl…Indonesia in translation
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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
Newsflash: LocalBooks.sg, Singapore’s online bookstore, is offering 30% off all the Christmas Reads below! And, for domestic Singapore orders, the store is offering FREE shipping & FREE gift wrapping. Wow, Christmas has come early! Head over to LocalBooks.sg now … The books are also available from other leading bookstores worldwide. Top 10 Christmas Fiction Reads All visitors to …Read More about Christmas Reads
Monsoon Books proudly launched Singapore Love Stories at the Singapore Writers Festival on Saturday. We were delighted to see so many of the book’s contributors attend the launch and answer questions from the audience. The book has already generated brilliant reviews from Asian Review of Books, the South China Morning Post and The Finder. If …Read More about Singapore Love Stories – an exciting new release!
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Monsoon is delighted to see that its donation of copies of Monkey Magic (Vols. 1-3) by Grant S. Clark has been put to good use in Nigeria. Books went to schools in Mariga, Rafi and Mokwa as well as in Minna, the capital of Niger State. The books were donated via VSO, who said: “It …Read More about Monkey Magic in Nigerian schools
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
First established in Singapore in 2002 as ‘Monsoon Books Pte Ltd’, Monsoon’s main office moved to the UK in 2016 and ‘Monsoon Books Ltd’, a UK-registered limited company was incorporated in the UK in the same year. In October 2016, the Monsoon Books website moved country domains from ‘.com.sg’ to ‘.co.uk’ to reflect the base …Read More about Monsoon Books website moves to a UK domain
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