“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.
Rosie Milne, author of “Olivia & Sophia”, lists ten things readers may not know about her in Female First, UK. 1) I am from London, but I am now an expat; I currently live in Singapore. Raffles founded the city in 1819, and it was because I live here that I first became interested …Read More about ‘Ten things I’d like readers to know about me’ by Rosie Milne
The fictionalised diaries of Raffles’ two wives, “Olivia & Sophia” by Rosie Milne, is reviewed in The Asian Review of Books. “This work of historical fiction tells the essence of a story through short diary entries, a not unusual literary device,” says Stephen Joyce. “This book that will attract the general historical fiction reader, in particular …Read More about Olivia & Sophia by Rosie Milne reviewed in The Asian Review of Books
Congratulations to author Rosie Milne whose new work of historical fiction, Olivia & Sophia, made the list of ‘Best of expat fiction 2015’ in The Displaced Nation blog. Olivia & Sophia offers a new take on the life and adventures of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles through the fictionalised diaries of his two wives, Olivia and Sophia. …Read More about ‘Olivia & Sophia’ in ‘Best of expat fiction 2015’
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Buy a paperback from the Monsoon website and get the ebook edition for free. If you read ebooks for convenience or when travelling, but you want a physical book for the bookshelf as well, you can now get the ebook bundled free with the paperback edition. Add the ‘paperback + ebook’ edition to your cart …Read More about Get a free ebook with every paperback purchased!